What is Chiropractic Rehabilitation?
Chiropractic therapy is based on the theory that a person's health is generally determined by the condition of the nervous system and how it relates to the spine and the muscles. Contrary to common belief that chiropractors are only able to aid with neck and back pain, chiropractors are able to treat the whole body, in specific the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. Chiropractors can treat patients who have problems regarding headaches, tendonitis, sprains, strains, stroke and other diseases.
Since the scope of practice for physiotherapy and chiropractic care overlap, a chiropractor will be able to go through a variety of chiropractic techniques, as well as utilize physical therapy techniques to heighten the effects the patient receives. For example, the chiropractor can apply pressure to and move the vertebrae slightly beyond their normal range of motion. Treatment may also involve gentle movement of the head, shoulders, and hips. Heat, ice, corsets, ultrasound, strength and conditioning exercises, biofeedback, and relaxation therapy can be used to supplement manipulation.
Some chiropractors will use X-rays to diagnose conditions. Chiropractors advise on diet and exercise along with treatment. Chiropractors does not include medications or surgery to treat conditions. Any spinal manipulation should be done by a specially trained, licensed practitioner, usually a chiropractor, medical doctor, or an osteopathic physician.
What Conditions do Chiropractors Treat?
Chiropractors are experts trained in the neuromusculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation.They also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition. Among the conditions your Mississauga chiropractors treat are:
- Back and Neck Pain.
- Headaches and Migraines.
- Sprains and Strains.
How Can Chiropractic Help You?
It is very rare that individuals have optimal joint and muscle functions at all times. As daily activities can, with time, cause the body to change our muscle and joint function. As a result of this, chiropractors are vital to the restoration of the body. Chiropractors have an in depth knowledge of the musculature of the body and how they function as a system and the bond muscles have with other tissues of the body. In addition to the knowledge of the human body, chiropractors also have the clinical expertise which when put together can abolish the stresses that the body undergoes through daily life, leading to a revitalized individual.
The methods chiropractors use are non-surgical, hands on and a highly controlled procedure which rarely causes displeasure. A chiropractor has the skills to tailor and adapt the procedures to each individual. Although improvements will not occur immediately after a treatment, with time, you can reap the benefits which are well worth.
A chiropractor will discover any problems which are interfering with your health and through hands-on healing will work with you to eliminate them. After chiropractic adjustments your body will be better able to heal itself. This, in turn, aids your body in maintaining optimum health.
Most chiropractic patients understand that you are better off taking care of yourself before things begin to break down, similar to how you brush your teeth every day.
What Chiropractic Treatments are There?
For the most part, chiropractic treatments involve spinal manipulation as well as manual manipulation, this involves short directed arm thrusts to improve functionality and range of motion. Another common treatment that chiropractors use is mobilization, this involves a more prolonged arm thrust which causes the targeted muscles to stretch, thus increasing range of motion. Other prevailing treatments are hot and cold therapy, massage, exercises and dietary management.
Chiropractors at MyHealth Care Centre
As technology and understanding of the human body has evolved, so has the chiropractic field. An abundance of techniques have been created in regards to the chiropractic discipline. The chiropractors at MyHealth Care Center utilize these advanced techniques such as the graston technique, functional screens, active release therapy, trigger point therapy, vibration therapy and mobilizations/manipulations. In addition to the chiropractic techniques, physical therapy techniques are also done such as ultrasound and interferential current in order to allow one’s body to heal optimally.
At MyHealth Care Centre, our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. This in addition to the advanced techniques MyHealth Care Centre has to offer will allow patients to maximize their quality of life as well as allow them to experience life to their fullest.
We invite you to discover chiropractic care at our Mississauga chiropractic clinics.