What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is a hands-on and non-invasive health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors perform a thorough history and physical examination to determine the cause of a patient’s complaint rather than only treating its symptoms. Commonly used diagnostic methods for chiropractors include postural and gait analysis, assessment of joint mobility and range of motion, muscle palpation, orthopaedic testing and x-rays. Chiropractic treatment includes joint adjustment and mobilization, muscle release therapy, rehabilitative exercises, nutritional and lifestyle advice. There are many health benefits to chiropractic adjustment, such as increased joint mobility and proprioception, improved blood flow, decreased tension and lowered stress response.
Who are chiropractors?
A doctor of chiropractic has 8 years of post secondary education and more than 4200 hours of specialized clinical training from an accredited chiropractic institution.
As primary care practitioners, chiropractors can provide comprehensive treatment plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Once you go to the Chiropractor, You’ll always have to go, is that true?
No, your chiropractor will make evidence-based recommendations for your treatment/wellness plan based on your specific condition. Regular chiropractic treatments are recommended as part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercises and nutritional advice can also be included to help you live a healthy lifestyle. The choice to continue chiropractic care as a healthy life style is yours. You have the right to discontinue the treatment plan any time.
To learn more about Chiropractic care click on the following links
College of Chiropractors of Ontario: http://www.cco.on.ca/
Ontario Chiropractic Association: http://www.chiropractic.on.ca/
Canadian Chiropractic Association: http://www.chiropractic.ca/
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