Our top-rated Yonge and Eglinton Toronto Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing and treating conditions for all areas of the body. This includes acute care and wellness check-ups for the neurological, muscular and skeletal systems of the body, working on injured muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and joints for people of all ages and athletic abilities.
With our experienced Toronto chiropractors, patient education, preventative stretching / strengthening exercises, manual therapy, physical rehabilitation, nutrition and ergonomic advice are key elements of our practices as we work with you to meet your health and fitness goals. When an adjustment may be required, Dr. Jordan and Dr. Gloria offer gentle options – safe even for pregnant moms, babies & seniors!
One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, conservative hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, tendons, joints, bones).
Chiropractors use a drug-free, manual approach to healthcare, utilizing biomechanical and orthopaedic assessments to formulate a specific diagnosis and provide treatment as well as preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremities, nervous system and joints.
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, which are selected based on the specific needs of each individual patient. After taking a thorough history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment / management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise, stretching and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary, ergonomic and lifestyle counseling.
For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neuromusculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Prehabiliation (“pre-hab”) refers to rehabilitation that is preventative. Pre-hab is a form of strength training that aims to prevent injuries before they actually take place. This is important not only for both injury avoidance and maintaining fitness and athletic performance in general, but also for individuals awaiting surgical procedures and even for mothers about to give birth! The intention with pre-hab is to prepare the body to withstand increased physical stress:
Prehabilitation has been shown to significantly improve end outcomes by reducing recovery time, lessening pain and preventing complications. With orthopaedic surgery, prehabiliation is particularly important in inactive individuals who are undergoing knee or hip replacements.
Performed following injury or as part of treatment for a given condition, rehabilitation involves restoring normal joint range of motion, motor re-programming, strengthening and stretching, and is integral in reducing pain, returning tissues to their pre-injury state, and preventing re-injury in the future. Rehabilitation is important not only post-surgically and after traumatic injuries that have resulted in fractures, sprains, or strains, but also with minor injuries, aches and pains.
Hands-on therapy is important in the treatment of muscles and/or other structures that are injured in acute trauma or chronic / repetitive strain. Soft tissue therapy helps to break down the scar tissue and helps muscles return to normal structure and function properly again. At our clinic, soft tissue therapy is offered in the forms of basic myofasical release (massage specific to the injured muscle), Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, and Cupping Therapy
Acupuncture is offered here at Lawrence Park Health, in the form of McMaster University contemporary medical acupuncture, dry needling, intramuscular stimulation (IMS) or electro-acupuncture. Acupuncture helps to promote natural healing from within the body itself. Acupuncture is utilized for pain management, accelerated healing and the restoration of healthy nerve and muscle function.
When indicated, joint mobilizations and/or manipulation can be extremely helpful in the treatment of mechanical pain and restoring normal range of motion, particularly in the neck & back, hips, ankles, and other joints of the body. We also offer Activator adjustments that use a gentle hand held device to very specifically target joints that aren’t moving well (this is one of the most gentle ways of adjusting and can even be used on babies, acutely injured necks / joints and seniors!); and exercise strap mobilizations which utilizes a special stretching strap for gentle, but very effective stretching and restoration of restricted range of motion and help to return you to your back to your pre-injured state, also without any twisting, “popping,” or quick movements. For those who might be wondering, joint mobilizations / adjustments work in four main ways:
At our Yonge-Eglinton clinic we offer: Ultrasound (US), Interferrential Current (IFC), Russian Stimulation, Microcurrent and Transcutaneous (TENS). As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, these modalities help manage symptoms such as muscle spasm, pain and swelling. These modalities help to increase healthy blood flow to the structures treated, reducing pain and inflammation, which promotes healing and ultimately helps to assist in the restoration of normal function.