What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractors focus on the health of the joints of the body, particularly the spine. Through a variety of hands on tests, the chiropractor will determine which areas are not moving as well as they should, how this is affecting the overall function of the body, and if an irritation of the nerves is involved. The main tool chiropractors use to correct this is the adjustment, or spinal manipulation. There are other soft tissue techniques that Chiropractors may choose instead of manipulation, such as Active Release Technique and Trigenics. Your doctor will determine which type of chiropractic adjustment, or treatment, is suitable for you based on your condition, your age, your bone health, and your personal preference. The goal of the adjustment is to decrease pain, increase function, and get you moving and feeling your best. Your chiropractor may also recommend exercises, stretches, or modifications to your lifestyle that will enhance your long term health.
All patients are taken through an initial health history and thorough physical examination. A complete diagnosis will be given and treatment options will be discussed. We believe in each and every patient taking an active role in their recovery through implementing a customized exercise and stretching rehabilitation program. We pride ourselves on fully explaining your injury to improve your understanding of your body and overall health.
What comprises a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree?
Chiropractors are regulated, primary health care practitioners who have undergone over 4500 hours of academic and clinical education at a nationally accredited chiropractic college, after having completed at least 3 years of an undergraduate, university education. Most Chiropractors obtain an undergraduate degree before entering chiropractic college.
How do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractic takes a 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. All assessments and treatments are typically hands-on.
What do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors can successfully treat conditions that range from chronic postural dysfunctions and repetitive strain injuries, to acute joint irritations, sprains and strains. Although most people think of their spine being treated by chiropractors, all of the joints and muscles of the body are able to be treated by these health professionals. In fact, the majority of conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system can be positively managed to some degree via chiropractic care.