What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors are allied, primary healthcare professionals who focus on the neuromuscularskeletal system. Chiropractors are skilled in providing diagnoses, treatments, and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Treatment techniques often include manual therapies such as Active Release Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Flexion Distraction, joint adjustments, and more. A treatment plan may also include exercise prescription and modalities such as heat, ice, or electrical therapy. Our chiropractors carefully develop unique treatment plans to best suit the needs of each individual patient.
A chiropractor may provide the primary method of treatment or they may complement therapy provided by other health care professionals.
What can chiropractors treat?
Conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Acute or chronic injuries
- Repetitive injuries
- Sports injuries
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Ankle sprain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Frozen shoulder
- Knee replacement
- Ligament injuries (ACL/PCL)
- Ligament injuries (MCL/LCL)
- Low back pain
- Meniscal tear
- Neck pain
- Patellar femoral pain syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shin splints
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- TMJ pain
What should patients expect upon their first visit?
- Patients will be asked to provide the therapist with information regarding medical history, family history and current symptoms.
- Patients will undergo a physical assessment. This usually includes an examination of range of motion, strength, posture, joint mobility, and other specific tests.
- Patients will receive a diagnosis and an explanation of the chiropractor’s findings.
- Patients will receive individualized, client-centered treatment.
- Patients can book follow-up appointments to continue with their individualized treatment plan.