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Chiropractic Care

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What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to:

Head
  • Headaches / migraines
  • TMJ (Jaw) Pain
  • Vertigo
Neck
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Muscle tension
  • Pinched nerves
  • Stiff neck
  • Whiplash
Shoulder
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis
Elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Sprains/strains
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Wrist/Hand
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains/strains
Hip
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Bursitis
  • Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
  • Strains/sprains
Back
  • Disc degeneration
  • Disc herniation
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Poor posture
  • Sciatica
  • Strains/sprains
Knee
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) injuries
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatter's
  • Patello-femoral syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Runner's knee (iliotibial band syndrome (ITB))
Ankle/Foot
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis & joint pain
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains/strains

In many cases, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Chiropractic care at Alliance Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic includes manual therapy (mobilization, manipulation, soft tissue therapy); instrument adjusting (an instrument is used to apply a force to the joints to restore normal motion); physical therapy modalities (e.g. laser therapy , electrical muscle stimulation); and guidance for exercise and activity modification to help with healing. The therapies used are suited to each individual based on the diagnosis, age, size, and any underlying health conditions. Custom foot orthotics may be prescribed if the problem is caused by poor foot mechanics. Sports injury care is also available for athletes and patients as required.

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the patient. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

Doctors of Chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, diagnostic imaging, and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is and is not appropriate; what treatment modalities should be used; and the duration and frequency of treatment. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

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What to Expect During Treatments

Your First Visit

Your first visit involves collecting information. A thorough health and lifestyle history will be taken, along with details concerning any presenting complaints. Part of the history is used to determine possible factors that are preventing you from healing properly. Next, a physical examination focusing on postural alignment of the body, joint alignment and mobility, muscle balance, and nerve function is performed.

Once the history and examination are complete, the chiropractor provides a brief explanation of his findings. If you had a presenting complaint, he gives you a diagnosis of the problem, and lets you know whether further testing is required e.g. x-ray, ultrasound, MRI. If you are in for a wellness visit, your chiropractor will let you know if there are any areas that are of concern that require attention in order to prevent future problems. If there are significant symptoms, treatment and home care recommendations are provided on the first visit.

Your Second Visit

This visit is your report of findings. During this visit, the doctor provides a more detailed report on your presenting problem. A plan of management to meet goals established by the patient and doctor are reviewed. At this time, the chiropractor will also let you know what to expect from treatment and in what time frame, as well as your responsibilities for your return to health. Chiropractic treatment begins at this appointment.

Ongoing Treatments

Treatment may consist of manual therapy, instrument adjusting, physical therapy modalities, and exercise and activity modification recommendations. Depending on the condition and needs of the patient, custom foot orthotics may also be prescribed.

The treatment plan consists of a series of visits to meet goals established by the chiropractor and the patient. At the end of the series of visits, a re-evaluation is done including repeat testing of all initial assessments and tests to measure improvements in symptoms and function. Future treatment with new established goals may be started depending on the level of improvement and desired goals of the patient.

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Chiropractic Clinic Hours

Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Chiropractic Patient Intake Forms

Pediatric Health History form (for patients ages 0 to 12 years)

Adult Health History form (for patients ages 12 and above)

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Chiropractic Treatment Fees

Chiropractic Fee Schedule


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Please call the office directly at 905-648-0661 for all appointment inquiries including rescheduling, cancelling, and booking appointments.

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Non-chiropractic services are also available outside of these hours. Please call 905-648-0661 to inquire about hours offered by non-chiropractic practitioners.

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Please call the office directly at 905-648-0661 for all appointment inquiries including rescheduling, cancelling, and booking appointments.

Office Hours
Monday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
  3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Chiropractic care offered during these hours. Please call 905-648-0661 to inquire about additional hours offered by other practitioners.