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.
Here at ProActive Physiotherapy, we embrace the knowledge that chiropractic care isn’t just about making the pain disappear. Chiropractic care is about understanding and learning the cause of pain to improve your overall quality of life. We work diligently to make sure that our services are of the best quality. We focus on educating our patients about the chiropractic care that they are about to receive. We believe in providing natural solutions with every diagnosis, so you can restore and maintain your own personal level of health.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
- Pain relief
- Immune booster
- Increase flexibility
- Increase joint mobility, function and health
- Assist in a healthier pregnancy
- Lower blood pressure
- Increase energy
- Decreases inflammation
We understand that all of our patients might be diagnosed with the same condition, but that doesn’t mean that they will respond to the same treatment. For this reason alone, we believe in tailoring our programs so they meet all of your needs, your goals and your medical requirements. Of course, finding an Edmonton, AB chiropractor who understands the ever-growing industry of health care will be able to provide you with the right techniques and understanding, as well as helping you to find security and comfort in all of our treatment options. For more information, book an appointment at ProActive Physiotherapy today.
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 injuries 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 few accredited chiropractic colleges in Canada. Your practitioner should be licensed through the Alberta College And Association Of Chiropractors to practice in Alberta.
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 care/service in South Edmonton/West Edmonton, or to visit with a local physiotherapist. Simply call or Contact Us Today at South & West Edmonton, AB center to book an appointment. Our free parking and direct billing make access to care quick, easy, and convenient.