If you are new to chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy or to our clinic, you more than likely have questions.
Your questions are important to us. Please click on the links below to learn more. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for below, feel free to contact us. Our friendly staff and highly trained chiropractors, physiotherapists, and registered massage therapists are always happy to speak with you about your health and wellness.
One of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario, chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Please visit our section of our website to learn more.
A chiropractic care adjustment is a highly-skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to the vertebrae of the spine or other joints of the body. Adjustments correct the joint to restore proper movement and improve function. Sometimes, when a joint is adjusted, an air bubble may escape causing a popping noise, similar to when you crack your knuckles.
Patients consult chiropractic doctors for various reasons. Chiropractors commonly treat the following with great success: headaches, neck pain, upper, middle + lower back pain, joint pains or hip pain. Even if you don’t presently experience symptoms, chiropractic care can be an excellent add-on as part of your preventive health strategies to achieve your optimal health goals.
Chiropractic care can help:
- Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
- Improve your posture
- Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
- Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
- Lead to enhanced athletic performance
- Improve your flexibility and range of motion
- Relieve pregnancy-related back ache
- Correction gait and foot problems
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain. It has an excellent safety record. However, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling. Some patients may also experience temporary dizziness, local numbness, or radiating pain. However, adverse effects associated with spinal adjustment are typically minor and short-lived.
Most extended health care plans do have coverage for chiropractic care. It is important to check with your own carrier to determine what your plan includes.
A child is never too young to be checked by a chiropractor. Chiropractic pediatric care is very common and safe. Many parents bring their child to see a chiropractor. The birthing process can be strenuous on both mother and baby. It is appropriate for a baby to be checked as soon as possible after birth. Unless a child has an obvious problem, it can be difficult for parents to know when to seek chiropractic care.
Children are also very physically active and experience many falls at a young age resulting in minor trauma to the spine. Chiropractic care is adapted to the individual patient to match the size and needs of the patient.
Registered Massage Therapists are trained in Ontario for two to three years under a diploma program from one of a number of recognized massage therapy schools. Following their education, all candidates must take the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario’s Certificate Examinations to register and to practice in Ontario.
Registered Massage Therapists assess and treat physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body. Assessment and treatment can include orthopedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation with Swedish massage being the most commonly used technique, remedial exercise, and client education programs. They also assess and treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions and contribute to maintaining the optimal health and wellness of their clients.
In addition to maintaining their registration with the College of Massage Therapists through an annual renewal process, they must adhere to the code of ethics, maintain the principles of the College’s Charter on Professionalism, meet or exceed defined massage therapy competency standards, take part in the quality assurance program, receive education regarding the prevention of all forms of abuse of their clients, and maintain privacy and confidentiality of their clients’ personal health information.
Our Centre has a couple of ways you can book a massage appointment. You are welcome to call us directly to schedule an appointment with our receptionist weekdays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and Sundays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.