The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.”  As mentioned above, Chiropractic adjustment is an integral part of chiropractic care.  It has been used as a method of treating injuries for centuries.  Chiropractors are specialists in providing treatment to the spine and other joints of the body.  Adjustments have been shown to restore normal movement of the joints and spine in addition to reducing pain.  Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe exercise, provide nutritional advice and recommend injury prevention strategies.  Chiropractic is a regulated health profession.  It is professionally recognized in all Canadian provinces and American states.  More than 1.2 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year and Burlington is no different.  There are many chiropractors in Burlington who are able to offer great care to many residents of Burlington on a daily basis!  Statistically, 80% of Canadians will experience debilitating lower back pain at some point in their lifetime.  Surprisingly, a minimum of 33% of Ontarians will have back pain at any given time!

The profession of Chiropractic is the largest primary contact health care discipline in Ontario.  As mentioned above, it is a non-invasive, manual approach to the treatment of physical injuries.  There are many Burlington Chiropractors and many different philosophies and approaches to care.  At our Burlington Chiropractic Clinic, we use chiropractic adjustments as “one of the tools in our tool-belt”.  Correctly diagnosing injuries and conditions is a primary concern for patients visiting our Burlington Chiropractic Clinic.  From that starting point, we can educate our patients and choose a treatment approach that suits their comfort level.  Usually, treatment consists of a combination of approaches.  For a complete list of our treatment offerings, please visit our “services” page.  In a nutshell though, treatment usually involves treatment of the joints and soft tissues in addition to exercises and advice for home care.  For most conditions we see a positive result in a very short period of time.  In addition to chiropractic adjustment and soft-tissue therapy, chiropractors are able to offer other non-invasive therapies and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.  For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic is often the best treatment option.  It can be said that curing back pain is what chiropractic is most known for.  Many people don’t realize that chiropractors treat many different conditions affecting the neuro-muscular-skeletal system.  In simpler terms, chiropractors are a great option for treating ankles, knees, hips, backs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers and neck pain.  Headaches can also be treated effectively by chiropractors.  For more information about our clinic and our approach to Chiropractic, feel free to call and speak with one of our Doctors, or email us at info@burlingtonsportstherapy.com.