Chiropractic Care at the Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic
Chiropractic care treats the “whole” patient with a safe, drug-free approach to a healthier body that includes exercise and nutritional counseling as well as overall musculoskeletal care.
About 80 percent of Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes the pain is slight, so we try to manage it ourselves. We might rest more than usual and apply ice or heat to the strained area.
More than likely, we’ll take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory painkillers if the twinge gets too bad. Especially before bedtime.
But what often happens, whether we’re aware or not, is that our bodies will over-compensate as they try to function around the pain. This puts more strain on other muscles and joints. Before we know it, we ache everywhere – head, neck, shoulders, knees, feet.
Back pain robs us of our quality of life. Our normal routine feels impossible: we can barely accomplish work, leisure activities, and household chores because we’re suffering.
If this sounds familiar and you find that aching joints and muscle pain are affecting your day-to-day activities and enjoyment of life, consider seeing a chiropractor.
A wholistic approach to patient health
Canadian chiropractors are trained to assess each patient “wholistically”. This means we look at injuries, pain, and symptoms in the context of a patient’s whole health and suggest a comprehensive treatment plan that reflects specific needs.
We see where problems may affect other physiological systems, such as digestion and immunity, and work to address them through nutritional counseling, soft tissue therapy, physical activity recommendations, and injury prevention strategies.
Part of a chiropractor’s job is to release pressure in the spine and joints of the body through precise manual adjustments to the neck, back, and other areas. The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.”
Chiropractic adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to joints and supporting muscles and ligaments. This skilled medical practice requires practitioners to be licensed and educated to a strict standard as Doctors of Chiropractic.
Safe, effective drug-free therapy
Many medical doctors are aware of the benefits of chiropractic care, and the relative safety of chiropractic treatment that benefits patients.
In Canada, chiropractors are legislated as primary care professionals. Patients can therefore consult us directly, without referral from a medical doctor. As one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available to treat headache, and neck and back pain, patients find that chiropractic care helps them enjoy life again.
Reported benefits of chiropractic treatment include:
• Improved movement in neck, shoulders, back and torso
• Better posture
• Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
• Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
• Enhanced athletic performance
• Improved flexibility
• Relief of pregnancy-related backache
• Correction of gait and foot problems
Daily living is stressful on the body. Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores and other tasks – these are facts of life.
But when the facts of life cause painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help bring everything back into balance.