WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Doctors of chiropractic, called ‘Chiropractors’ are highly skilled, primary healthcare practitioners who focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Traditional chiropractic care has focused mainly on the use of spinal manipulative therapy to decrease pain and restore normal function to the spine and supporting joints of the body. You may know this as an “adjustment”.
At Defy, our chiropractic care includes adjustments but also incorporates much more. By focusing on client goals, function, and movement, our chiropractor will complete a thorough historical and physical assessment. Based on the best available evidence, combined with their clinical expertise, they will then work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual goals, activities, and lifestyle.
Chiropractic care is not just for those who are in pain or are injured. You can benefit from chiropractic care to prevent injuries and the recurrence of pain, and improve function, mobility, and performance.
Chiropractors are part of the Defy team who will strive to get you to your best. If you have any questions about Chiropractic care, we offer a free virtual consultation where you can get your questions answered!
How are Physiotherapy and Chiropractic different?
Our goal at Defy is to blur the lines between these two professions. Many of the treatments provided by Physiotherapists and Chiropractors are similar, if not the same. Our differences lie in our initial training and scopes of practice, however, are largely determined by how the individual has specialized after finishing their degree.
Our team works together to determine the best practitioner for you. If you are unsure whether to start with a Physiotherapist or a Chiropractor give us a call and we’ll talk you through your case.
Clearing up common Misconceptions:
- Chiropractors are skilled at adjustments. However, this is not necessary to achieve your goals if you would prefer not to be adjusted. There are many other treatments that can help.
- Chiropractors don’t just treat backs! Chiropractors are highly skilled at treating problems in muscles and joints at all areas of the body.