Chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline
that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment
and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, joints, and muscles of the
body. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal
complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of
the arms or legs, and headaches.
Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with
chronic conditions, such as:
– Back pain
– Neck pain
– Sports Injuries
– Strains and sprains
– Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs
of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and
establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a
comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise
and other non-invasive therapies, as well as provide nutritional and lifestyle
One of the most common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative
therapy (SMT), which can comprise a variety of hands-on techniques. Specific
training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise
adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore
proper movement and improve function.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
– Pain relief
– Increase flexibility
– Increase joint mobility, function, and health
For more information, request an appointment at Stride Sports & Physiotherapy today!