By Dr. Soroush Khoshroo
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are health professionals trained in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions associated with the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and the nerves. Chiropractors primarily use their hands for manual therapy to provide therapeutic services such as soft tissue therapy, joint mobilization, manipulation, and stretching. However, they are also well trained in using electrical modalities such as shockwave therapy and ultrasound, and prescribing rehab exercises.
What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?
• Improved movement in your joints
• Better posture
• Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
• Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
• Enhanced athletic performance
• Improved flexibility
• Relief of pregnancy-related backache
• Correction of gait and foot problems
Who can benefit from chiropractic care?
• Children and elderly
• Active people
• Pregnant patients
• Athletes of all types (amateur to professional)
Do chiropractors just do joint manipulation or adjustments?
No. Chiropractors are trained to do soft tissue therapy on the muscles and ligaments. In addition, they are well trained in prescribing exercises and using electrical modalities and other tools/modalities to provide the most effective therapeutic results. Manipulation of joints is just one effective tool that chiropractor rely on. The style of therapy between chiropractors might differ.
Do you need a referral from your family doctor to see a chiropractor?
No. Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact healthcare professionals in every province in Canada. That means that you can consult with them directly.
Is chiropractic care covered by extended health insurance?
Yes. Most insurance plans include chiropractic services in paramedical services.
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