“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease"

- Thomas A. Edison

 Chiropractic Care 

What is Chiropractic Care?

 
Chiropractic care is a primary health care profession in Ontario. Chiropractors use evidence-based hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints (musculoskeletal system) including neck and low back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, sprains and strains, and many more.
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One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Approximately 3 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.
At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, your chiropractor will take a history of your concerns, perform necessary physical examinations, and determine a diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, your chiropractor will create a comprehensive treatment plan that may include joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and therapeutic exercise and lifestyle recommendations to help you recover faster.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to healing that can improve:
  • Joint motion and coordination
  • Physical function and performance
  • Better Posture
  • Relief from various joint and musculoskeletal pains (back, neck, leg, shoulder arms)
What are the Common Health Concerns that Chiropractors Provide Relief For?
  • Areas of pain: head, neck, jaw, shoulder, elbow, back, hip, knees, ankles and feet
  • Arthritis and chronic conditions
  • Concussions/whiplash/vertigo
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Joint sprains and strains
  • Nerve related conditions
  • Pain related to pregnancy and postpartum
  • Pediatric care
  • Postural/ergonomical sprains/strains
  • Preventative c are to keep yourself moving optimally and reduce the risk of future injuries
  • Sports Injuries
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Joint Manipulation
Joint manipulations, also called adjustments, are a common technique used by chiropractors that involves placing a joint into a specific position and applying a high velocity, low amplitude force (i.e. high speed yet gentle force) to elicit gapping or movement of a restricted joint. Sometimes an adjustment results in an audible “pop” or “crack” sound which comes from the release of gas within the joint. Adjustments are safe for most people and an effective treatment option for many conditions. The outcome of adjustments can include decreased pain, increased range of motion, improved balance, and stability and reduced tension of the surrounding muscles. 
Mobilization
Joint mobilizations involve low velocity, low amplitude force (i.e. gentle, repetitive, oscillating movement), stretching the joint capsule to re-establish pain-free range of motion, increase joint lubrication, relax deep muscular stabilizers, and activate proprioceptors to help increase balance and awareness.
Soft Tissue Therapy 
Soft tissue therapy involves both a hands-on technique, as well as instrument assisted techniques, to break up abnormal densities in the tissues (also known as adhesions) and stimulate the nervous system to heal the affected area. Affected areas may involve trigger points of muscles, tight fascia and connective tissues, neural tension, and areas of scarring and fibroses. Soft tissue therapies include myofascial release, vibration-assisted and instrument-assisted techniques. The goal of soft tissue therapy is to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, relieve pain, stimulate a healing response, and restore flexibility.
Low Level Laser Therapy 
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an adjunctive modality used by chiropractors to reduce pain and speed up the healing process in the tissues by creating microcirculation locally. This in turn accelerates the rate at which tissues repair themselves. This therapy can help not only reduce pain, but also decreases local inflammation and swelling. Laser can be used in conjunction with other therapies for a wide variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Ultrasound
Ultrasound is an adjunctive modality that my assist in your recovery. This therapy can be used to reduce pain and muscle spasm and/or promote soft tissue and bone tissue repair.
Interferential Current (IFC)
IFC is an adjunctive modality that can be used for pain control. This therapy works via an electrical current which stimulates the peripheral nerves to intercept pain signals being sent to the brain.
Medical Acupuncture
Medical acupuncture is performed by inserting thin needles into specific target points with the goal of controlling pain, increasing tissue healing and improving function. Acupuncture achieves these goals by increasing blood flow and oxygen delivery to the target tissues, stimulating muscle activation, modulating the nervous system and blocking pain signals to the brain.
Rehabilitation Exercises
Rehabilitation is an important part of recovery in almost all musculoskeletal conditions. The chiropractors at Hudson Integrative Healthcare provide patients with individualized home exercise recommendations so they can address the sources of the problems for greater and longer-lasting benefits. Recommendations may include a mix of strengthening exercises, stretches, self-care strategies and overall education with the goal of improving mobility, range of motion and muscle strength ensuring that patients remain pain-free and can perform their activities of daily living with optimal function.
Self-care strategies
Additional self-care strategies may include applying cold or heat, modifying your work station, safe lifting strategies, changing your sleep position, and more!
Your HIH chiropractor will navigate which therapies are the best for your care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What to Expect from your Initial Chiropractic Visit?

    • Your first visit with a chiropractor is booked for approximately 60 minutes and will consist of a review of your medical history and perform physical assessments including range of motion testing, neurological, orthopedic, and functional muscle tests. Your chiropractor will then explain the diagnosis of your chief complaint, helping you understand what is going on and what you can do about it; including the individualized chiropractic care plan that suits your needs the best.

    • Please come 5-10 minutes early to fill out your intake forms.

  • What to Expect from Subsequent Visits?

    • Subsequent visits are commonly booked for 15 minutes and include soft-tissue therapy, joint mobilization and manipulations and changes in exercise recommendations if applicable.

    • When more time is needed for additional care or modality use, a 30-minute extended follow up will be recommended.

  • How are Chiropractors Trained in Ontario?

    • Chiropractors are regulated primary healthcare professionals, and they are one of only five classes of healthcare professionals in Ontario that can use the title, Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations to impart a diagnosis.

    • Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent conditions and disorders of the spine, joints, and muscles.

    • There is a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education required to become a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, and hundreds of hours of clinical training and hands-on experience.

  • Are Chiropractors Regulated?

    • Doctors of Chiropractic in Ontario are regulated by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) which is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act.

  • How Much Does a Chiropractic Appointment Cost?

    • Chiropractic Initial Visit - $100

    • Chiropractic Treatment (Regular) - $55

    • Chiropractic Treatment (Extended) - $75

    • (Child/Student/Senior 65+ rates are available)

  • Does the Clinic Offer Direct Billing?

    • Yes, we do provide direct billing and most extended health benefits plans do cover chiropractic care. 

    • Please check with your policy to see if you have coverage. Please inquire with our front desk to confirm if we can submit for your insurance company.

    • No referral is necessary to see a chiropractor.

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