Total Physio Clinics have several Doctors of Chiropractic on staff. Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive healthcare profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
In particular, our Doctors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system. Chiropractic treatment focuses on manual therapy including spinal and other joint and soft tissue manipulation. It also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.
Total Physio's Doctors of Chiropractic and qualified Patient Care Team develop individualized comprehensive treatment/pain management plans. Treatment plans are adapted to meet the specific needs of each patient. For example, techniques are modified when treating children, pregnant women and older patients
Chiropractic adjustment is the most common form of treatment utilized by Chiropractors in clinical practice. Also known as spinal manipulative therapy, adjustment is a non-invasive, manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed through four years of intensive Chiropractic education. Adjustment is a carefully controlled procedure delivered by a skilled practitioner to dysfunctional spinal or extremity joints. The primary goal is to decrease pain, improve areas of reduced movement in the joints and supporting tissues, particularly of the spine and decrease muscle tightness or spasm through the restoration of normal mechanics and improved functioning of the spine, extremities and supporting soft tissue structures.
Adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, as it is a manually applied therapy, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment, which usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Patients typically note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. The vast majority of patients who seek Chiropractic Healthcare do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system, most often for conditions affecting the spine such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches and research studies have demonstrated that chiropractic treatment is effective for these conditions.
For more information on Chiropractic Care, please visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association website: www.chiropractic.on.ca
Canadian Chiropractic Association. "What is Chiropractic?" CPA. Retrieved February 27, 2009, from http://www.ccachiro.org/client/cca/cca.nsf/web/Chiropractic?OpenDocument