A Manual Approach To Relieving Pain
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. Chiropractors are regulated, primary health care practitioners who have undergone over 4,500 hours of academic and clinical education at a nationally accredited chiropractic college, after having completed a minimum of a bachelors degree of undergraduate university education.
What to expect in the first visit?
A thorough initial assessment is performed to identify the underlying cause of pain and/or dysfunction. The Chiropractor will then discuss and explain your diagnosis and treatment options, as well as answer any questions you may have.
What kind of treatment can I expect?
Treatment can consist of one or any combination of the following: Active Release Techniques (ART), Spinal Manipulation, PNF stretching, soft tissue treatment, deep tissue massage, rehabilitative exercise prescription, core training instruction, and physical therapy modalities (Ultrasound, electric current, Low Level Laser therapy, Microcurrent therapy)
Do Chiropractors just treat the spine?
No! They specialize in treating all regions of the body including injuries of the shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists, hands, and feet.
Some of the many conditions they treat are:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sprains and strains
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis and much more!
Is rehabilitation really that important?
Rehabilitation is an integral part of any injury management treatment plan. Rehabilitation can include strengthening, stretching, motor re-programming, core training, balance or proprioceptive training, and sport specific exercise. It is utilized in order to reduce pain, return tissues to their pre-injury state, and to prevent further injuries.