SCOPE OF PRACTICE
The practice of chiropractic is the assessment of conditions related to the spine, nervous system and joints and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment, primarily by adjustment of:
Dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or functions of the spine and the effects of those dysfunctions or disorders on the nervous system; and
Dysfunctions or disorders arising from the structures or function of the joints
For more information about the Chiropractic profession in Ontario, please visit www.cco.on.ca
Chiropractors predominantly treat:
TMJ (jaw) pain
Neck & Back pain
Extremities (upper and lower)
Work and sport injuries
In Ontario, Chiropractors are primary health care providers/ practitioners. You do not need a referral from your family/medical doctor to visit us.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR INITIAL CHIROPRACTIC VISIT:
This is the initial step in us working together to better your health. You and I will have a conversation regarding your main complaint as well as other lifestyle factors (exercise, nutrition, etc).
This is the "hands-on" component of the exam. During the physical exam a series of orthopedic tests will be performed to reproduce symptoms of your main complaint. This will provide me with objective information on which structures are generating your pain.
Report of Findings:
The Report of Findings is the educational component of the appointment. I will diagnose and explain what was identified in the history and physical exam regarding your condition and prescribe a treatment plan. This education-focused component will enhance your knowledge of your condition and how we can work as a team towards bettering your health!