What is Chiropractic?

One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.”

The main premise involves manipulation of a joint, typically within the spine, which is a highly-skilled manual technique using a precise force.

The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as “an adjustment”, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function and improve overall health.

Who are Chiropractors?

A Doctor of Chiropractic has spent four years at an accredited chiropractic institution, receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized clinical training.

Chiropractors are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations.

Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Chiropractors treat approximately four and a half million Canadians annually with drug free, non-invasive, hands-on care.
Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities and provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

When should I seek Chiropractic Care?

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: work injuries, car accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joints and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain a healthy spine and joint function.

Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life, and at least one third of people in Ontario will have back pain at any given time.