Chiropractic treatment


Non-invasive & precise

Non-invasive & precise

The main form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustmenta non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion.

Some chiropractors may also use other therapies such as:

  • X-ray
  • laser
  • acupuncture
  • massage
  • heat
  • ultrasound
  • shock-wave therapy
  • traction

A chiropractor is authorized to make a direct referral to any medical specialist for consultation and/or treatment when appropriate.


Non-invasive & precise

Why would you see a chiropractor?

Some of the common conditions people see a chiropractor for include:

  • conditions of the spine and extremities (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nervous system)
  • back pain (thoracic, lumbar and sacral)
  • neck pain (cervical spine and related structures)
  • headaches and migraines
  • chronic and acute pain syndromes, including myofascial pain syndromes
  • whiplash and auto accident injuries
  • strains and sprains
  • repetitive strain injuries/joint conditions, including shoulder, hip and knee
  • arthritis
  • work injuries (see WCB information)
  • sports injuries
  • anterior chest wall
  • gait assessment and analysis
  • general health and well being
  • nutrition, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle and ergonomic counselling and recommendations


Treatment goals

Treatment goals

  • Acute and chronic care

    • relieve pain
    • reduce muscle spasm and inflammation
    • increase flexibility
    • restore function and range of motion
    • treatment plan appropriate to specific individual
    • return to normal activities of daily living as quickly as possible
  • Rehabilitation

    • increase strength
    • increase and maintain flexibility
    • stabilize
  • Prevention

    • correct postural habits and modify
    • ergonomic modification
    • minimize recurrences
    • lifestyle and nutritional considerations

Read the chiropractic patients' charter of rights to understand your rights as a patient, including: access to services, respect during treatment, privacy parameters, and safety and options for care.