Chiropractic care is a healthcare profession focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders related to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments such as acupuncture, shockwave, electrical modalities and soft tissue therapy.

Chiropractors commonly treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain, and injuries related to the muscles, ligaments, and joints. They also provide care for issues like sciatica and sports injuries.

Chiropractic treatment typically involves spinal adjustments where the chiropractor uses controlled force to manipulate joints, particularly in the spine, to improve mobility and reduce pain.  They also can work on alleviating muscle tension manually or with other modalities.

Dr. Kim does offer treatment to help improve posture.  He will do a through examination of your posture and recommend a treatment plan to help improve postre.  This will include treatment and exercises to help strengthen any weak or imbalances he finds in the examination.

  1. Pain Management: Chiropractic care can help manage pain related to musculoskeletal issues, which can be beneficial for athletes recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain.
  2. Mobility and Flexibility: Chiropractors often work on improving joint mobility and flexibility, which can be advantageous for athletes in certain sports requiring a wide range of motion.
  3. Alignment and Balance: Proper spinal alignment and balance are essential for optimal performance in many sports. Chiropractors aim to correct misalignments (subluxations) that may affect overall body function.
  4. Injury Prevention: Regular chiropractic adjustments may help prevent certain injuries by maintaining proper alignment and function of the musculoskeletal system.
  5. Enhanced Recovery: Athletes undergoing chiropractic care may experience quicker recovery times from workouts or injuries due to improved musculoskeletal function.

When performed by a qualified and licensed Chiropractor, Chiropractic treatment is considered safe. Chiropractors undergo extensive training to perform these techniques safely.

Chiropractors must complete a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from an accredited institution following a minimum 3 year undergraduate program. This typically involves 7-8 years of education and clinical training.

The number of Chiropractic sessions needed varies depending on the condition being treated, its severity, and individual factors. Your Chiropractor will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Many chiropractors incorporate exercise and lifestyle recommendations into their treatment plans to support overall health and wellness.

OHIP in Ontario does not cover Chiropractic treatment.  Many health insurance plans through your employer cover chiropractic care to some extent. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Chiropractic care can be adapted for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. Techniques and treatment plans are adjusted based on the patient's age and health condition.

During your initial visit, the Chiropractor will conduct a thorough assessment, including a review of your medical history, physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

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