ProActive’s chiropractors treat people of all ages in Edmonton.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment supporting the body’s musculoskeletal (MSK) system and associated neurological function, and is done by providing comprehensive, evidence-informed manual therapy.
Chiropractic care is a hands-on practice that is safe and effective for the management of MSK conditions – from small children to elderly adults, from pregnant women to Olympic athletes. MSK conditions range in severity from minor sprains and strains to back and neck pain, to disc herniations and spinal stenosis. MSK conditions can be mild or severe, but they can also be acute or chronic, common or rare, localized to one body region or widespread.
Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck problems. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize health.
Chiropractors use many specialized techniques. Chiropractic spinal adjustments, which shift bones or discs away from nerve tissue, can relieve compression that might otherwise contribute to systemic health conditions or prevent the body from healing itself. Adjustments that improve posture and vertical alignment can also relieve damaging stress on joints and soft tissues. In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques are employed as well.
Long-term Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
You don’t need to be in pain to experience the benefits of advanced chiropractic care in south Edmonton. In fact, this healing modality could be your most powerful preventative wellness tool. Regular chiropractic screenings and adjustments support your nervous system, which in turn can help you stay healthy and comfortable.
Your Chiropractic Care Questions Answered:
What does chiropractic care treat?
Our Edmonton chiropractors treat a wide range of ailments for patients of all ages. Conditions treated include but are not limited to chronic pain, neck and back pain, posture correction through spinal manipulations, sports injuries, headaches/migraines, injuries from accidents, sciatica, upper extremity neurological symptoms, and repetitive motion injures such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Why do some people find chiropractic care controversial?
As a leading physiotherapy clinic in Edmonton with an active approach to rehab, we understand that some people have questions about the validity of chiropractic care. That’s okay. We welcome your questions.
Chiropractic care originated at a time when holistic (treating the whole body with natural methods) medicine wasn’t exactly popular. The idea that manipulating the body could heal pain and increase function wasn’t sitting well with the doctors of the day. To make matters worse, Daniel David Palmer, the “father of chiropractic medicine,” was a devoted spiritualist that claimed his treatment methods were given to him by the ghost of a dead doctor! Not exactly the scientific method of medicine we use today!
However, consider the times. During the 1800s when Palmer was pioneering this new technique, spiritualism was all the rage. Could he have been leveraging the common beliefs of the day to help move his unconventional methods forward? Regardless of how the practice came about, the fact remains – millions now find real relief through chiropractic care.
It’s also important to remember that with any treatment, be it a pharmaceutical or a holistic method, side effects can occur. While more than 4 million Canadians visit chiropractors each year, this type of treatment is not for everyone. At ProActive, we very carefully assess your condition and only prescribe chiropractic care if it is right for you.
Is chiropractic care regulated?
Absolutely. There are two accredited chiropractic colleges in Canada. Your practitioner should be licensed through the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, or the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Quebec.
Is this covered by my health benefits?
Very likely. Most health benefits cover chiropractic care. We direct bill so simply tell us your plan number and we can tell you how much coverage you have.
How do I get the best chiropractic care in Edmonton?
You don’t need a referral to access some of the highest rated chiropractic services in Edmonton, or to visit with a local physiotherapist. Simply call or book through our website. Our free parking and direct billing make access to care quick, easy, and convenient.