What i s Chiropractic?
According to the Ontario Chiropractic Association(OCA), chiropractors are part of one of the largest primary care professions in Ontario. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute
In all Canadian provinces and American states. Almost 2.7 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.Chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non
invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors
practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremities, nervous system and joints. Chiropractors can use a combination of treatments depending on the specific needs of the patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment plan of management, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. Some chiropractors are also trained and licensed to provide acupuncture care to patients.
For many conservative musculoskeletal conditions, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment. When a multi-disciplinary approach is advisable, a chiropractor will coordinate care with other health care professionals. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical or other treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the conditions.
Chiropractic care may also be utilized to provide relief for patients with conditions such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
- Fracture rehabilitation
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Work and sport injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance
- Heel and foot pain
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- TMJ dysfunction
For more information, please contact our office to request a consultation with a chiropractor.