FAQ

What is a chiropractor?

Following university, a chiropractor must complete a rigorous four-year, full-time education program and pass comprehensive Canadian qualifying examinations in order to become licensed to practice. Chiropractors are regulated health professionals and the licensing college in each province is charged with protecting the public and setting standards for the profession.

Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.

 

What is chiropractic health care?

The word “chiropractic” originates in ancient Greek and means “done by hand”.

Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in the healing arts for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustments helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.

Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.

 

What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about.

 

Why is spinal health important?
The body’s information highway – your nervous system – is protected by the spine. The nervous system travels out between the vertebrae or joints of the spine to carry messages from the brain to every corner of your body. Stress and strain on the vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves in the affected area. That is why a problem with your spine can have far-reaching effects causing symptoms such as arm or leg pain.

 

When should I consider chiropractic care?
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.

Important message to our patients

Our Office has re-opened, Monday, June 1, 2020.

 Office hours are:

Monday          8:30am - 12:00 & 2:30 - 6:00pm
Tuesday         2:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday    8:30am - 12:00pm & 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday        8:30am - 12:00pm
Friday          9:00am - 12:00pm & 2:30pm - 6:00pm

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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Returning for Chiropractic Care - A Patient Guide

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