The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek language, translating to ‘done byhand’. Manual healing methods can be traced back to ancient times; however, it was not until the late 19 th century that the chiropractic profession in the North America began totake shape.
Daniel David Palmer is widely credited with giving the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895 and establishing the first chiropractic school in 1897 in Davenport, Iowa. TheCanadian Memorial Chiropractic College opened its doors in 1945, solidifying theprofession’s spot as a distinct and important discipline in primary medical care.
While spinal manipulation continues to be a centerpiece of chiropractic care, modern chiropractors have developed a variety of practice styles, featuring different therapies and modalities to address patients’ needs. They practice a holistic approach to health care that generally excludes drugs or surgery. With an increasing body of research supporting its approach, the chiropractic profession has over time become evidence based and integrated into many healthcare systems, hospitals, and public and private health and managed care plans.
Chiropractors have focused on the spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system forthe past 126 years. Chiropractic is a health discipline firmly grounded in science andevidence-based research that integrates clinical care with best practices, education, andoutcomes.
Chiropractors are spine, muscle, and nervous system experts! We provide qualified,effective treatment to promote health, alleviate pain, and improve your quality of lifewithout the use of drugs. Chiropractors focus on your neuromuscular skeletal system andtreat the bones, muscles, soft tissues, and joints that you use every day. The neuromuscularskeletal system supports your weight, keeps your body stable, protects your organs, andkeeps you moving. It also connects directly to other vital systems in your body, which is why medical professionals, researchers, and the wider health community trust the spinecare expertise of chiropractors to assess, diagnose, and treat conditions and injuries relatedto the spine, muscle, and nervous system.
Canada’s chiropractors receive 4,200 hours of training dedicated to the spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system, and are experts on how to address these conditions.
Chiropractic treatment is a hands-on, non-invasive, and drug-free practice that safely and effectively helps relieve pain, improve mobility, and improve the body’s overall function. Treatment may include various modalities depending on your needs, from manual ‘hands-on’ adjustment techniques, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation, to lifestyle counselling!
Six in 10 Albertans saw a chiropractor for help when their bodies ached, according to a 2022 Ipsos Study. The study also found:
• 76% said chiropractic care had a positive impact on their health.
• 70% said it helped them avoid taking medication such as opioids or otherpainkillers.
Adjustments, or joint manipulations are applied to spinal segments or joints where the chiropractor has found movement restrictions or pain. These adjustments restore motion in the joint by resetting muscle spindles and mechanoreceptors, breaking up adhesions in the soft tissue, and lubricating the affected joint. In short, adjustments help joints move better so that you have less pain and more mobility.
Some of the common conditions people see a chiropractor for include:
And if you don’t see your condition here, please call our clinic for more information.
Chiropractic care is primarily a hands-on, non-invasive and drugless practice that is safe and effective for the management of musculoskeletal conditions – from small children toelderly adults to pregnant women to Olympic athletes. Musculoskeletal conditions can range in severity from minor sprains and strains to back and neck pain to disc herniations and spinal stenosis. Common risks associated with chiropractic care are like any other manual practitioner: temporary worsening, sprain or strain, and skin irritation; much less than the risks associated with certain medications and surgeries. Musculoskeletal conditions come in all shapes and sizes and chiropractors are here to help.
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