Chiropractor in Thornhill

Everyone has heard of chiropractors, but not everyone is aware of what they actually do. Chiropractic is an alternative type of medicine that deals specifically with neuromuscular disorders, reducing the amount of pain felt by the patient and increasing their overall quality of life. Active Care is one of the leading alternative health service providers in the Greater Toronto Area, with our clinic in Thornhill, and has a successful track record of treating a wide variety of patients.

Why Would You Need to Visit a Chiropractor in Thornhill?

Chiropractors ThornhillMany people aren’t sure whether the condition they are suffering from would benefit from a visit to a professionally trained chiropractor. Generally, a chiropractor will concern themselves with the spine, ensuring it is properly positioned and is not affecting the nervous system. If your musculoskeletal system (which is your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage) does interfere with your nervous system, your health may be adversely affected in a number of ways. You should consider seeing a chiropractor if you are suffering from any of the following conditions:

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Problems with posture
  • Shooting pains felt in the leg (Sciatica)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pain felt in the shoulder or elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain (feet, hands, knees and shoulders)

What Happens at an Appointment With One of Our Chiropractors in Thornhill?

Chiropractic is classed as a natural, preventative treatment and no medication or surgery will ever form part of your treatment program. On your initial visit to our clinic, the chiropractor will complete a full assessment of your health by carrying out the following steps:

  • A review of your health history, concentrating on any injuries or illnesses you previously suffered from, in addition to any conditions and treatments you are currently undergoing.
  • You will then be asked for information on your diet, lifestyle, sleeping patterns, the amount of exercise you do and whether you smoke or drink.
  • Finally, our chiropractor will complete a physical examination, carefully inspecting your spine as well as your joints. In some cases, the chiropractor may carry out additional tests, such as a blood pressure test and a series of X-rays.

How Will the Chiropractor Treat Your Condition?

Our chiropractor will use the information gained from your initial appointment to make a diagnosis and determine the root cause of your problem, before preparing a customised treatment program tailored to your needs. There a number of different types of treatments that the chiropractor may elect to incorporate into this program, including:

  • Manual manipulation. Also known as an adjustment, this is the most common type of treatment used by chiropractors, and involves applying a controlled force to part of the spine in order to reduce interference with the nervous system.
  • Mobilization. This involves the low velocity manipulation of muscles and joints in order to improve your range of motion and flexibility in affected areas.

At Active Care Health Services Inc. we pride ourselves on our professionalism and level of client care, and each chiropractor on our staff has a vast amount of experience in treating a range of different conditions. For further information or to arrange an appointment, call us and talk to a member of our team today.