What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline centred around the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic focuses on restoring and maintaining the health of joints, muscles and nerves using a variety of hands-on treatment options. Chiropractic techniques are safe, and very effective. In addition to chiropractic mobilizations/manipulations, a variety of complimentary tools and therapies can be used including - soft tissue therapies, acupuncture, rehabilitation exercises, custom orthotics, bracing, and lifestyle modifications. There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.
A variety of conditions can be treated with Chiropractic including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Strains and sprains from daily activities
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Work and sports-related injuries
- Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs
- General health and well-being
- Shoulder, elbow, or hand pain
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Hip and knee pain
- Ankle and foot pain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Muscle Pain
- Joint Replacement Therapy
- Dizziness/Vertigo/Balance Issues
Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.
Additional Therapies and Methods
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture: Contemporary medical acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into certain locations, and stimulated (manually or with electricity) in order to modify abnormal activity of the nervous system. The biochemical changes that occur when needles are inserted stimulate the body's natural healing abilities, which promote physical and emotional well-being. This treatment is typically used to complement other chiropractic techniques, such as joint mobilization, massage or exercise/stretches.
Rehabilitation: Exercises or stretches will be customized for each client, according to their presenting concern. The exercises or stretches will then progress accordingly, in order to achieve optimal function. Exercise and physical activity are of utmost importance to health and physical well-being and can help with the prevention and treatment of many acute and chronic diseases. .
Orthotics: Foot orthotics, or arch supports, are a stiff object that can be placed into your shoes to improve the mechanics and comfort of your feet. They can be effectively used to treat a number of different problems including, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, arthritis, and sports injuries. A variety of styles are available for all types of shoes (ie. dress shoes, work boots, running shoes and golf shoes).
Custom Bracing: Custom braces are an effective way to decrease pain while improving mobility and co-ordination. Each brace is designed with your unique measurements, so that your brace is able to provide the support that is required for healing. A large selection of light, easy-to-use, comfortable and durable braces are available.