What is Chiropractic Care?

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.

A patient receiving treatment from a chiropractor.

Our chiropractic services offer a non-invasive solution to drastically improve the way your body works.


How can Chiropractic Care help me?

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

Conditions that Chiropractic treatment can help with:


  • Improve your movement, function, and flexibility
  • Provide relief from pain
  • Improve your posture
  • Help prevent muscle and joint injuries
  • Help you fully recover from injuries faster

How Does Chiropractic Care Work?

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.


Treatment Plans

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:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Manual therapy
  • Electronic muscle stimulation (reduces inflammation and stimulates healing)
  • Cold laser therapy (promotes healing at the cellular level)
  • Therapeutic ultrasound (provides deep heat therapy to injuries)
  • Customized exercise programs
  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Patient education

When can I expect to see results?

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. 

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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Why choose Activa
for Chiropractic care

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.

Our Team Includes:

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Where can I find
Chiropractors near me?

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.


  • 1. Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

    When performed by a trained, licensed, and experienced chiropractor, chiropractic adjustments have a very good safety record. Injuries and complications resulting from chiropractic adjustments are rare. However, there is always some risk involved, and the largest risk is a herniated disk.

  • 2. What does chiropractic care mean?

    Chiropractic care is an approach to wellness which emphasizes the alignment of the body. A chiropractor manipulates a patient's body to help relieve pain and promote healing. Chiropractic care places a strong emphasis on the spine and works to manipulate the body’s alignment to promote wellness.

  • 3. Why do chiropractors crack your back?

    Your chiropractor may “crack” your back as they perform a chiropractic adjustment, either to relieve pain, restore or improve function, or promote a proper alignment. This characteristic “cracking” or “popping” sound is actually tiny bubbles of nitrogen gas escaping as your joints shift position. While it might sound alarming, the sound itself is no cause for concern.