Chiropractic is a highly skilled, manual therapy that focuses on treating ailments concerning muscles, joints and the nervous system of the body. The goal is to focus on the source of the problem so as to restore proper joint mechanics of the body.
What do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat musculoskeletal (muscle, joint, nerve) injuries of the body. This includes not only joints of the spine, but also shoulder, elbows, wrists, hip, knees, ankles and foot problems and is the most effective treatment for back pain. The goal is to restore the normal mechanics and functional capacity of the human body while specifically treating the underlying problem.
What can I expect during a chiropractic visit?
Chiropractors are highly skilled doctors, whose comprehensive training has prepared them to deal with injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. On a first visit with a chiropractor, a thorough history, and orthopedic and neurological examination will be conducted on the joint or body part in question. After the examination, a diagnosis will be conveyed to the patient as well as a plan of management concerning treatment. Once the diagnosis is given, and consent to treatment has been signed and acknowledged by the patient, only then will treatment commence. Treatment involves ART© (Active Release Therapy) and/or joint manipulation and/or acupuncture. Depending on the case, rehabilitative exercises and stretches will also be given.
At Maya Physio & Health Inc. We offer one-on-one treatment sessions. No support staff will be replacing your therapist.
What is an adjustment or manipulation?
A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a high velocity, low amplitude thrust that is applied to joints of the body that are restricted based on a thorough examination. A popping sound may occur with an adjustment/manipulation. This is simply the gas and fluid moving around that surrounds each joint. This is not a dangerous or detrimental phenomenon, nor is it necessary for therapeutic benefit. Quite simply, the sound produced is similar to opening a can of soda for the first time.
Do I need a referral from my medical doctor to see a chiropractor?
No. Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers, just like medical doctors. Simply call our clinic to schedule an appointment.