What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a regulated primary health care profession in Ontario. Using evidence-based, hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Chiropractic Doctors offer a non-invasive, drug-free approach to naturally healing joint motion and coordination, physical function and performance, posture, and joint and musculoskeletal pains in the back, neck, leg, shoulders, and arms. 

As 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 undergo a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education and hundreds of hours of clinical training and hands-on experience to become a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic.



Chiropractic Techniques Our Doctors Use

Joint Manipulations: a safe and common technique that involves placing a joint into a specific position and applying a quick but gentle force to relieve pain, increase range of motion, improve balance, and reduce muscle tension.

Mobilization: low velocity, low amplitude force used to stretch the joint capsule and re-establish pain-free range of motion, joint lubrication, relax deep muscular stabilizers, and increase balance and awareness.

Soft Tissue Therapy: hands-on, myofascial release, vibration-assisted, and instrument-assisted techniques used to break up abnormal densities in the tissues and stimulate the nervous system to heal affected areas, reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, relieve pain, and restore flexibility.

Low-Level Laser Therapy: an adjunctive modality to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling by using local microcirculation to speed up the process at which tissues repair themselves.

Ultrasound: an adjunctive modality used to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and soft tissue and bone tissue repair.

Interferential Current (IFC): an adjunctive modality that uses electrical current to stimulate the peripheral nerves to intercept pain signals before they are sent to the brain.

Rehabilitation Exercises: at-home strength exercises, stretches, self-care strategies, and education to improve mobility, range of motion and muscle strength to help you remain pain-free.

Self-care Strategies: applying cold or heat, modifying your workstation, safe lifting strategies, changing sleep position, and more!



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Common Health Concerns Supported By Chiropractic Care

  • Areas of pain in the head, neck, jaw, shoulders, elbow, back, hip, knees, ankles, and feet
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Postural/ergonomic sprains and strains
  • Arthritis and chronic conditions
  • Concussions, whiplash, and vertigo
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nerve-related conditions
  • Postnatal and prenatal natural care
  • Pediatric care
  • Preventative care to keep you moving optimally and reduce the risk of future injuries
  • Sports injuries

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

Your first visit with a chiropractor will be approximately 60 minutes, where your Chiropractic Doctor will review your medical history and perform physical assessments, including range-of-motion, neurological, orthopaedic, and functional muscle tests. Once your diagnosis is established, your chiropractor will explain your diagnosis and create a comprehensive treatment plan for natural healing that may include joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and therapeutic exercise and lifestyle recommendations to help you recover.


Fequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from subsequent chiropractor visits?

After your initial appointment at our naturopathic clinic based in Stoney Creek, Ontario, subsequent visits are commonly booked for 15 minutes and include soft-tissue therapy, joint mobilization and manipulations, and changes in exercise recommendations. When more time is needed, we'll recommend a 30-minute extended follow-up!

Are Chiropractors Regulated in Ontario?

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

Does the clinic offer direct billing for chiropractic appointments?

Yes, we do provide direct billing and most extended health benefits plans cover chiropractic care! First, please check with your policy to see if you have coverage. To confirm if we can submit to your insurance company, inquire with our front desk. No referral is necessary to see a chiropractor.

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At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our health professionals and front desk staff put you first. With everything you need to start living a life with more energy, strength, and joy under one roof, we support your physical and emotional health no matter where you're at. With free parking on site, an accessible ground-level entrance, an online booking calendar and patient portal, and direct billing and telemedicine options available, our Stoney Creek-based naturopathic clinic is here to provide you with compassionate, reliable care 12 hours a day, including evenings and weekends.

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