Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient-centered care and research, with expert knowledge in spine and musculoskeletal health. One of the largest primary contact health care professions in Canada, Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
A misalignment of vertebrae in the spine is called a Vertebral Subluxation. A Subluxation does not allow for proper communication between the brain and the body. The nervous system cannot function at 100% when Subluxations are present.
Chiropractic is the art and science of finding disruptions in the nervous system, which have been caused by misalignment (subluxation) of the spinal vertebrae, and realigning these vertebrae to allow the body to heal itself and maintain a state of optimal health.
Accidents, overexertion, trauma, tension and stress as well as posture, can result in a misalignment of the spinal column. Your chiropractor will, in most cases, use his or her hands or an Activator to apply corrective pressure to the spine in a specific direction and location. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function and improve overall health.
Optimal health can only be achieved when all parts of the body are working together, without disruption. Chiropractic adjustments are 100% natural and safe for people of all ages.
Chiropractic treatment is not currently covered by OHIP, but most employee health benefit insurance packages will cover Chiropractic visits. Sun Life Financial, Great West Life, Manulife and Green Shield all currently offer insurance packages with coverage for Chiropractic Care. Check your insurance plans to see if you are covered and book an appointment to get started on your health journey today!