- Active Release Therapy (ART) and other soft tissue therapies
- Laser Therapy
- Electro-modalities (Interferential Current Therapy, Ultrasound)
- Fascial Movement Taping/Performance Taping (Leukotape, SpiderTech, Rocktape)
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy (Graston, Gua-sha, etc)
- Custom Orthotics/Bracing
- Compression Stockings
- Ergonomic Assessment
- Injury Rehabilitation/Performance Optimization
- Functional Movement Screening
- Chronic Pain Management
- Physical Therapy
- Exercise Therapy
Chiropractic Medicine is a non-invasive, hands-on primary health care profession that focuses primarily on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use a biomechanical and evidence-based approach to assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities. Doctors of Chiropractic develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, while providing nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. Doctors of Chiropractic may use a variety and a combination of different techniques and methods that are validated by research, including Adjustments, Mobilizations, Active Release Technique, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, Kinesio-taping, Medical Acupuncture, and Functional Movement Screens.
Chiropractic Doctors have a minimum of 8 years of postsecondary education, including training at an accredited chiropractic college after obtaining a university degree. The Doctor of Chiropractic program has an intensive four-year curriculum of academic and clinic education. Successful completion of board certification examinations is required for complete licensing. Doctors of Chiropractic are registered with the Ontario and Canadian Chiropractic Association and are registered with the College Of Chiropractors Of Ontario.
For many musculoskeletal conditions, such as low back pain and headaches, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Chiropractors are able to help relieve acute pain and dysfunction from both athletic and non-athletic injuries as well as provide symptomatic relief to patients suffering from chronic pain. There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury
- Work and sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Foot pain
- Shoulder and wrist pain
- Pregnancy related concerns
- Chronic pain conditions – fibromyalgia
- Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
- General health and well-being
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
At CCH, our Chiropractor collaborates with other healthcare service providers including Naturopathic Medicine and Massage Therapy for co-management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions as well as Psychotherapy for mental support in chronic pain. Patients requiring medical assessment and/or specialized laboratory testing may be co-managed by our Medical Consultant and Functional Medical Doctor. Patients that require nutritional counselling, such in the case of Diabetes, are co-managed with the Registered Dietitian. Healthcare delivered in a collaborative model promotes patient-centred care that focuses on patient goals and values.
Chiropractic Medicine is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces. Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care, every year to help them live healthy, active lives. Most extended healthcare plans will cover the fees of seeing a Chiropractic Doctor.