One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, Chiropractic offers a non-invasive, manual therapeutic approach to maintaining the structure and managing the function of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic takes a drug-free, manual approach to health care through the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and subsequent prevention of conditions relating to the neurological, muscular and skeletal systems of the body.
During a Chiropractic Assessment, one of our Chiropractors will complete a thorough examination in order to identify the root cause of a patient’s condition in order to completely alleviate the problem and prevent the recurrence of symptoms. Following an assessment, your Chiropractor will discuss relevant findings with you, provide a diagnosis, and work along with you to develop a plan of management that is customized to your needs.
Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. At Health Partners, our Chiropractors use a combination of approaches specific to the needs of each individual patient. Therapeutic approaches offered by our team include
- Joint manipulation and mobilization
- Soft-tissue release
- Cox Flexion-Distraction
- Active Release Techniques
- Graston Technique
- Activator Methods Technique
- Custom Orthotic Fitting
- Athletic Enhancement
- Thompson Technique
- Postural Advice
- Ergonomic Assessment
- Cold Laser Therapy
Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. By treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.
There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care, including;
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury
- Work and sports injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accident Related Injuries
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
- General health and well-being
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment involves a high velocity and low amplitude force applied to the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. The chiropractic adjustment also optimizes the body’s communication with the nervous system which can improve the function of muscles, joints, and organ systems.
When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about.
Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been well researched. Complications are rare and side-effects are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine how to best manage your problem, and will work along with you to develop a method of treatment that you feel is safe and comfortable for you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Chiropractic adjustment, our Chiropractors at Health Partners will be happy to discuss this with you and answer any questions you may have. We feel that it is important that our patients are well educated as to their condition and feel included in the design of our plan to manage your issue.
Chiropractic is often covered through many extended medical insurance plans. Check your coverage with your extended insurance provider as to what benefits may be available to you.
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.