What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic today is one of the largest primary care health professions in Canada with over 6,000 practicing chiropractors. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year.
Chiropractors practice a drug-free, manual approach to health care that includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercise, to utilize other non-invasive therapies, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Natural, Non-Invasive Approach to Health Care
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 and restore function by improving areas of reduced movement in the joints and supporting tissues, and decreasing muscle tightness or spasm.
The vast majority of patients who seek chiropractic health care do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system, most often for conditions affecting the spine such as back pain, neck pain and headaches. Research studies have demonstrated that chiropractic treatment is effective for these conditions.Legislative bodies across Canada, as well as researchers and governments around the world have conducted extensive reviews of the chiropractic profession and have consistently endorsed chiropractic services.
Chiropractors are regulated, primary care health providers. In cases such as low back pain, chiropractic care may be the preferred method of treatment. Where other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Chiropractic care may also be palliative, providing symptomatic relief of the musculoskeletal disorders associated with chronic conditions.
A Doctor of Chiropractic has undergraduate University education and has also spent four years at an accredited chiropractic institution, receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized clinical training.
The chiropractic curriculum at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto, includes studies in anatomy, radiology, pathology, biomechanics, chiropractic principles, and diagnosis and adjustment techniques.
Chiropractors are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations.
*from the CCA website
Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation
In 1948 the World Health Assembly defined Health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition has been accepted for over 60 years, yet many facilities only address the symptomatology of presenting patients. We now have a solution for the health conscious individual looking to not only to reduce the symptoms they experience but to strive for increased overall Health and Well Being.
Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation's vision of optimal patient health is addressed by a multidisciplinary focus. Traditional and Complimentary Health Care Practitioners work together in an effort to offer you, our patient, a convenient and knowledgeable team to assist you in your pursuit of optimal health and wellness. Together, our team of professionals can provide you with care or a referral for any concern you may have. We strive to be the go to multidisciplinary health clinic for Oshawa, Whitby, Courtice, Ajax, Brooklin, Port Perry, Pickering, and Bowmanville.
As a team, we will work towards alleviating any illness, injury or pain you are experiencing. Once the initial concern is addressed we will then work towards preventing future health issues by improving your overall wellness based on your individual needs.
We are located at 17 Brock Street West in Oshawa. Only steps from our old location at Adelaide and Simcoe. We have ample free parking located on the West side of the building. Let our convenient location, caring compassionate practitioners, and our multidisciplinary focus help you reach your Health goals. Allow us to create the foundation of your optimal level of Wellness.
17 Brock Street West