A Guide To Professional Chiropractic Care
Professional Chiropractic Care
When you tell your coworkers that you are thinking of seeing a chiropractor for your low back pain, they:
- Enthusiastically applaud your choice to try holistic healing
- Ask if you have received a referral from a ‘real’ doctor
- Warn you that you will never walk again
If your friends answered b) or c), you probably need to do your own research into chiropractic medicine to find out just what it’s all about, and why millions of Ontarians trust chiropractic to alleviate pain and restore functionality – safely, without any side effects…except for the enhanced overall health and wellness you just can’t get from pain pills.
What is Chiropractic Medicine?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free, proven form of natural medicine focused on restoring the neuro-musculoskeletal system to its optimal function, which in turn restores the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Doctors of Chiropractic use effective hands-on techniques to treat and prevent disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractic treatments rely on traditional techniques and innovations of modern science, making chiropractic an internationally recognized form of healthcare that is covered by most private insurance. Practitioners obtain a doctorate degree after a minimum of seven years of training and clinical experience in providing symptomatic relief for patients suffering from injuries and chronic conditions.
How Do Chiropractors Help Toronto Patients?
Chiropractors can help with sports-related and non-sports related pain and dysfunction as well as provide relief from chronic conditions like sciatica and osteoarthritis. At Integra Health Centre, our skilled chiropractors diagnose issues by assessing patients to isolate the source(s) of pain and identify systemic underlying causes. They are highly specialized in the assessment and treatment of such conditions as:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Work related repetitive strain injuries/numbness and tingling related conditions
- Sports injuries
- Complex injuries, rehabilitation
- Knee injuries, including ligament and meniscal tears
- Ankle sprains
- Plantar fascia and foot pain
- Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears and impingements
- Wrist and elbow conditions, including ‘tennis’ elbow and carpal tunnel
Whether you have sustained injury in a car accident, sports accident or simply by carrying out repetitive tasks, our chiropractors will create a treatment plan to help your body heal without harmful drugs or dangerous surgeries.
Treatment plans can include such manual therapies as instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, custom orthotics, manual manipulation, ART, acupuncture, ergonomics, and many others proven strategies to relieve pain and improve functionality and mobility. Your Integra chiropractor Toronto can also provide continuing care by recommending appropriate at-home therapeutic exercise protocols, as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations, so you can enjoy optimal health for life.
What to Expect at Integra Health Centre Chiropractor in Toronto
Because Integra Health Centre brings multiple health care professionals together under one roof, we have an experienced chiropractic team onsite to serve you. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to get a same-day appointment to see one of our Doctors of Chiropractic. Our pricing is affordable, and insurance plans are accepted.
Manual therapy can include ART (Active Release Techniques), a patented, movement based technique that effectively treats problems involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. We also provide specialty manual services such as neurofunctional medical acupuncture and Mulligan Mobilizations, which address musculoskeletal disorders by manually repositioning joints for restoration of function and elimination of pain.
We also conduct concussion assessment and treatment, ergonomic assessments and functional movement screening (FMS, SFMA) for athletes.
On your first visit, you’ll receive a comprehensive examination to diagnose your medical condition or complaint, and a customized treatment plan will be created that will include same-day treatments to provide relief right away. Additional treatments will work to reverse long term damage and enhance your health, continue to decrease pain levels, and provide you with more energy and overall wellbeing. Call or stop by Integra Health Centre in Downtown Toronto’s Financial District to begin your chiropractic journey today!