Chiropractic

Session types: All sessions are one on one individualized care. We are focused only on you for the whole session. We offer direct billing with almost all insurers, but make sure to inquire with your insurance company regarding your specific policy. 

Initial assessment: 60 minute duration - we tailor each assessment to the individual. 

Re-assessment: 40 minute duration - done to see how you are improving.

Follow up treatment: 20 or 30 minute sessions. After your initial assessment, we work with you and your goals to create the best plan for your recovery.

Virtual Care: We offer both treatment sessions virtually as well. We offer a free 15 minute discovery session for those who are hesitant whether virtual therapy will work for them. 

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a patient-centered, non-invasive, hands-on, regulated health care profession focused on your spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system.

Chiropractors use the best available evidence and clinical expertise to diagnose issues that affect your body’s  movement. They treat them without medication or surgery and prevent them from returning. Chiropractic care can also promote health and improve your quality of life, as well as alleviate pain.

What is a Chiropractor?

Doctors of chiropractic, called ‘​chiropractors’​ are spine, muscle, joint and nervous system experts. Every chiropractor receives at least 7 to 8 years of post-secondary academic and clinical education. They are trained in how to evaluate, diagnose, recommend, and deliver a treatment plan that manages issues within these systems, according to your preferences. A chiropractor’s education also includes courses in radiology, pain management, prescribed exercise and rehabilitation, among others.

Each chiropractor is uniquely qualified to evaluate your condition and identify what’s causing your pain. Based on the best available evidence, combined with their clinical expertise, your chiropractor will then work with you to determine the best treatment to relieve your pain. They will also help prevent it from returning and restore your mobility.

Some of the conditions chiropractors treat include:

Back pain

Neck pain

Headaches

Strains

Sprains

Pain associated with arthritis

Prenatal care

Post-partum care

 

And in Ontario, you can visit a chiropractor without a referral from a doctor or other health care professional.

Chiropractic Treatments

After an initial appointment to assess your condition, your chiropractor will use their clinical expertise and the best available evidence to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment options for you.

Chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment for many medical conditions, such as low back pain. For other conditions, such as pain associated with arthritis, diabetes or osteoporosis, chiropractors and other health professionals recommend an inter-professional approach. So in these situations, your chiropractor will coordinate with other health care professionals in your circle of care and at the clinic to support your overall treatment.

Chiropractors use various treatments, depending on their patient’s specific needs and preferences. Common treatments include:

Manual, ‘hands-on’ therapy

Soft tissue therapy

Electronic modalities, such as therapeutic ultrasound and cold laser therapy

Customized, therapeutic exercise programs

Self-management tools and techniques (like positions for relief or coping strategies for pain)

Advice and education

Acupuncture

 

Manual Manipulation

One of the most frequent treatments a chiropractor uses is manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints, which is called an ‘adjustment.’ To perform an adjustment, your chiropractor will use their hands to apply controlled force to your joint and guide it through a range of motion. This action restores your joint’s natural movement and improves its function. 

 

When applied to your spine, this treatment is called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT). Manipulation is also used on other joints, such as those in your wrist, ankle or foot, as an effective treatment.

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