Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand”. Chiropractors are trained to provide thorough assessment and diagnoses of the musculo-skeletal system, which means all joints, muscles and ligaments.
Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustments (manipulation) of the spinal vertebrae and other joints of the body. These adjustments help to relieve pain, and restore normal functioning to the spine and joints. Many chiropractors are also trained in the use of “soft-tissue” treatment techniques to help resolve muscle pain and injury.
Chiropractors may also use various modalities to help in pain relieve and fast recovery. These modalities may include low energy laser, heat or cold, electro-modalities (TENS, IFC) or ultrasound. Rehabilitation exercises often form a critical part of complete injury recovery and are often prescribed.
Chiropractic Training involves many hours of classroom education and clinical experience. All chiropractors have obtained several years of undergraduate university education before embarking on the four year Doctor of Chiropractic program. Drs. Of Chiropractic receive more than 4200 hours of specialized clinical training including studies in anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, chiropractic principles, diagnosis and adjustment techniques.