Chiropractic is a health care discipline that focuses on improving the body’s alignment. It is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, and nervous system.

Chiropractors use spinal adjustments, manual therapy, and other treatments to keep your body’s systems working the way they should. Our chiropractors will identify the underlying causes of your conditions, and then correct the conditions at their source—because that’s the best way to produce lasting results.

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Chiropractic Care

Benefits

Chiropractic care can relieve pain, promote healing, and prevent problems down the road.

Conditions that Chiropractic treatment can help with:

Chiropractic treatments involve the doctor carefully adjusting the areas affected. The chiropractor will apply controlled force using their hands or a small instrument. This is how they correct your body’s alignment and improve its function. The process is safe, painless, and effective.

When you’re struggling with an injury, chronic pain, or health condition, you require a comprehensive plan—you want a customized treatment program to optimize your health, comfort, and function. That’s what we provide.

During the initial evaluation, our chiropractors will speak with you to get a detailed health history. Then they’ll perform a physical exam using a variety of diagnostic tools. Based on this assessment, the chiropractor will work with you to find the right treatment options and develop a customized treatment plan.

Your treatment plan may involve a variety of tools and techniques, including:

Most people start to feel relief after their first few visits, if not after the very first! However, the number of treatments you’ll need to achieve full health depends on the type of injury.

  • Bone injuries take about 5-6 weeks to heal.
  • Ligament and tendon injuries take about 6-8 weeks to heal.
  • Discs and cartilage injuries need at least three months to heal.

However, everyone responds to treatments differently, and the exact length of time will depend on your unique circumstances. 

Rapid Relief

For problems like back pain, there’s no miracle cure that will fix it instantly. However, chiropractic care is the next best thing. It’s often the quickest and safest way to get back pain relief

 

 

If you live in Brampton, you can get chiropractic care from our Brampton clinic.

Cost and Coverage

Like most of our services, our chiropractic treatments are often covered through extended healthcare plans either through employers, worker’s compensation, or auto insurance. And if you don’t have any coverage, no need to worry-we offer competitive rates. Get in touch or schedule a consultation to learn more.

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How to

Our cutting-edge wellness services range from physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy

At Activa Clinics, we are patient-driven. Our focus is always on helping our patients get back to feeling their best.

Our team is made up of doctors in a variety of care professions, which allows us to take a holistic approach. As opposed to treating a single symptom, we treat the whole person. 

Our chiropractors are fully-certified, primary-care doctors. They use evidence-based chiropractic treatments. They also draw on the latest findings from chiropractic researchers, such as the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR FIRST-TIMERSS: WHAT TO EXPECT

During the first appointment, the chiropractor will conduct a physical exam and perform a thorough evaluation to assess your health history.

According to studies, chiropractic care is ideal for patients who experience back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint problems, and whiplash injuries.

Chiropractors not only perform physical therapy and body alignment treatments. They also advise you on your general health, including healthy living, diet and nutrition, and home exercises.

The main focus of orthopedic physiotherapy is to bring full functionality back to the musculoskeletal system (bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints). This type of physiotherapy may involve specific treatments like strength conditioning, endurance training, stretching, joint mobility rehabilitation, electrical stimulation of the muscles, and ultrasound.
Sports physiotherapy focuses on providing treatments for people who suffered injuries from sports or highly physical activities. It’s used to train athletes or regular folks who are otherwise healthy but are dealing with mobility issues that can be addressed through physical therapy. Another goal of sports therapy is to condition the body to prevent injuries or musculoskeletal deterioration.
Geriatric physiotherapy is designed for older people. The methods used typically meet the unique requirements and capabilities of those of advanced age. Thus, the therapy often involves treatments to restore mobility, manage pain, and account for limitations in movement. Geriatric physiotherapy also includes treatments for cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and other ailments common to seniors.
This type of physiotherapy concentrates on the needs of babies and young children. Pediatric physiotherapy could help infants or toddlers with issues related to mobility and learning. It could also help children with birth-related injuries, genetic disorders, acute injuries, head injuries, muscle-related conditions, and delays in development.

Chiropractic care is not only for back problems. It can also treat and relieve headaches. By manipulating the spine, chiropractors release tension caused by misaligned vertebrae. This built-up tension often leads to headaches. By getting rid of that tightness, headaches are less likely to occur in the future.

The spine’s proximity to the neck area means that any problem in the back will most likely affect the neck, too. Most neck pains can be traced to a misaligned spine. By making sure that the backbone is in working order, any stiffness, pain, or tension on the neck can also be relieved.

Some joint pains are directly connected to misalignments in the spine. Once the spine is aligned correctly, affected joints, like shoulders, hips, or knees, often see a marked decrease in pain. Arthritis patients also can benefit from receiving chiropractic care.

Slow digestion and other digestive problems are often linked to an unhealthy central nervous system (made up of the brain and the spinal cord). Because chiropractic care addresses problems connected to the spine and the nervous system, its effectivity extends to digestive issues, too.

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If you are living with pain, chiropractic may be able to help. But the longer you put off your treatment, the longer it will take for your condition to resolve. So don’t waste another minute.

When you’re ready to schedule a visit, we have seven conveniently located clinic locations serving communities including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton, Kitchener, and Scarborough.

Rapid Relief

For problems like back pain, there’s no miracle cure that will fix it instantly. However, chiropractic care is the next best thing. It’s often the quickest and safest way to get back pain relief.

FAQ's

Spinal adjustments in chiropractic care treatment generally do not hurt. Patients who have not undergone chiropractic treatments yet may feel some slight discomfort the first time. They may resist and stiffen during the initial treatment. But once they get used to the adjustment, the experience is typically painless.

A subluxation happens when a joint does not function normally. Either the affected area is not moving as it should, or the joint itself is misaligned. If untreated, a subluxation can lead to numbness, pain, and burning sensation. Chiropractic care can help correct subluxations on the spine by restoring misaligned vertebrae into their regular positions.

You do not need to have a medical referral to get chiropractic care. Across all provinces in Canada, chiropractors are recognized by law as primary contact healthcare professionals. It means that you can consult directly with them without needing to get a medical referral.