One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, evidence-informed, hands-on health care discipline that focuses primarily on the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors require a minimum 7 years of post-graduate education with an accreditation from a designated chiropractic program to be able to provide diagnosis, treatment and offer preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, muscles, tendons and joints. Chiropractors are regulated health care professionals, similar to dentists and medical doctors.
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination, recommending diagnostic imaging (if necessary) and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment and management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.
At Nepean Health & Spine, our chiropractors also work closely with other health care professionals to ensure the highest level of care.