Chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, joints, and muscles of the body. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports Injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, as well as provide nutritional and lifestyle counselling.
One of the most common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), which can comprise a variety of hands on techniques. Specific training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.
At Peak to Shore Physiotherapy, our Chiropractors are certified in Acupuncture as well as various soft tissue treatment techniques. Exercise is a vital part of recovery and an individualized home exercise program will be designed for each patient.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
- Pain relief
- Increase flexibility
- Increase joint mobility, function, and health
For more information, request an appointment at Peak To Shore Physiotherapy today.