Chiropractic is a primary care profession that focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions related to the body’s muscles, joints, and nervous system. It is an evidence-based healthcare discipline that utilizes non-invasive and hands-on treatment techniques.
What to expect on your first visit?
In addition to utilizing orthopedic and clinical examinations, our chiropractor will incorporate movement-based or functional assessments to better diagnose musculoskeletal disorders and poor movement patterns. Once the cause of pain or poor movement pattern is fully assessed and diagnosed, the chiropractor will prescribe an appropriate and timely treatment plan that aligns with patient goals and preferences.
What does a chiropractic treatment consist of?
There are various therapeutic techniques used to treat biomechanical disorders including Functional Range Release technique, Clinical Acupuncture, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue techniques, Kinesiotape, and Diversified Chiropractic, which includes Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Aside from passive therapies, strategically chosen rehabilitative exercises will also be incorporated to maximize treatment outcomes.
What do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries including (but not limited to):
- Spinal pain (neck, low back)
- Headaches (cervicogenic, tension-type)
- Jaw and/or facial pain (Bell’s Palsy)
- Shoulder pain (rotator cuff injuries)
- Elbow and wrist pain (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)
- Hip pain (osteoarthritis)
- Knee pain (osteoarthritis, Jumper’s knee)
- Foot pain (plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains)
- Various sports injuries (sprained ligaments, strained muscles)
What is Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) ?
Spinal manipulative therapy comprises of a variety of adjustment techniques aimed at improving and restoring proper joint motion of the spinal vertebrae.
Chiropractors have extensive and specific training in performing SMT, and are able to deliver highly skilled and precise adjustments.
Do I have to get an adjustment from the chiropractor?
There is no pressure to be adjusted by the chiropractor.
After a thorough assessment, your chiropractor will review the findings of your exam and provide you with a diagnosis. The chiropractor will then discuss an appropriate treatment plan based on the best available evidence, clinician expertise and with heavy consideration of patient preference and goals. Spinal Manipulative Therapy may or may not be indicated in your particular scenario. Should you choose to disregard SMT as a viable treatment option, the chiropractor will fully respect your decision. There is a multitude of therapeutic techniques that can be employed for the treatment of biomechanical disorders instead!
HST included where applicable
- Initial Assessment (45 minutes) – $100
- Subsequent (15 minutes) – $50
- Subsequent extended (30 minutes) – $75
All cancellations must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Any appointments cancelled outside of the 24 hours will be charged in full. Each appointment is booked with a Practitioner who has prepared your session to maintain your wellbeing. This is also their valuable time and why we have these policies in place. Thank you very much for your understanding.