Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession with expert knowledge in spinal and musculoskeletal health. One of the largest primary contact health care professions in Canada, chiropractors treat approximately 4.5 million Canadians annually with drug free, non-invasive, hands-on care. Chiropractors assess disorders related to the nervous system, joints, and muscles of the spine and extremities to provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Although well known for their adjusting, chiropractors also employ soft tissue treatment, rehabilitative exercise and education to help each individual’s needs. Adjustments are simply one tool of many that can be used based on a patient’s preference and needs. Care under a chiropractor involves your input and adjustments will never be used without full consent.
The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function and improve overall health. A chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Many people will notice an improvement in their symptoms immediately after a treatment. To help patients attain their wellness potential, the chiropractor well also tailor your treatment to include soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercise, injury education and nutritional advice.
Chiropractors are primary contact health care professionals who are recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program in Canada has an intensive four year curriculum of academic and clinical education. During the fourth year of the program, students obtain their clinical experience as interns at one of CMCC’s several teaching clinics, which are located throughout the greater Toronto area.
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Dr. Dan Collins is a Victoria-born, evidence-based chiropractor who, from an early age grew to love the outdoors, competitive sports,...
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