The term chiropractic derived from the Greek chiro referring to the hand and prassein, to do = to do with the hands. Chiropractic is a noninvasive, handson health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are based on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other noninvasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neuromusculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. As MSK experts, chiropractors provide qualified, effective treatment to promote health, alleviate pain and improve your quality of life. Chiropractors focus on your musculoskeletal (MSK) system and treat the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissues that you use every day. The MSK system supports your weight, provides physical stability, enables you to move your body, and protects your vital organs. Your MSK system connects directly to other vital systems in your body, which is why medical professionals, researchers and the health community at large trust the spine care expertise of chiropractors to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and injuries.
We believe that a chiropractor should be part of every Canadian’s healthcare team.