Patient Education

Toronto Chiropractor

What is Chiropractic care?

Doctors of Chiropractics are primary care practitioners, trained to develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment / management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.  Chiropractic is a non-invasive approach to diagnosing and treating injuries of the neuromusculoskeletal system.  Chiropractors are nerve, muscle and joint specialists. They focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the body without the use of surgery or pharmaceuticals. 

What to expect on your first visit?

Your first visit to our chiropractor will involve an initial assessment including a complete health history, physical examination, including an evaluation of symptoms, muscle and joint biomechanics, gait, neurological and orthopaedic tests, among other tests to provide a working diagnosis of your symptoms.   Further examinations including diagnostic imaging might be required in order to design the appropriate diagnostic studies.  From these, a detailed treatment plan is designed to best correct, and improve current and underlying problems. 

Conditions Treated

  • Disk herniation, Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Spinal instability
  • Headaches (cervicogenic, migraine, tension-type)
  • Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction(TMJ)
  • Muscle strains
  • Postural strain
  • Ligament sprains/tears
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Knee ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
  • Shin Splints
  • Bursitis
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis/Tendonopathy
  • Arthritis, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease (DJD)
  • Repetitive strain or cumulative trauma (tissue/muscle overuse)
  • Rib joint sprain/dysfunction,
  • Tailbone pain (coccydynia)
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries or Repairs
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain's Syndrome
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Techniques Used

  • Spinal and/or joint manipulation (adjustments)
  • Soft tissue treatment/deep tissue massage/myofascial release techniques
  • Active Release Techniques (ART) - Spine
  • Rehabilitative exercise program design, Core strength training
  • Therapeutic modalities (TENS, IFC, Ultrasound, Laser, Heat/ice)
  • Stability training
  • PNF stretching
  • Kinesiotaping, athletic taping
  • Clinical Biomedical Acupuncture
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Compression stocking
  • Nutritional Advice/ Sport nutrition


Relevant Links

College of Chiropractors of Ontario

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)

Ontario Chiropractic Association

Canadian Chiropractic Association

World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC)