Chiropractic Therapy For:
Muscle pain or discomfort o
Neck pain o
Back pain o
Joint pain/Arthritis o
Repetitive strain injury o
Hip, knee or ankle pain o
What is Chiropractic?
o Work-related injury
o Dizziness (BPPV)
o Sports injury
o Chronic fatigue
o Poor conditioning
o Athletic performance
o Shoulder, elbow or wrist pain
The word chiropractic is derived from the Greek words "cheir"(hand) and
"praktikos"(practitioner) meaning "treatment by hand
". Chiropractic is a natural,
non-invasive approach to health care providing patient assessment, diagnosis and highly skilled treatment.
Chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints
, and their
effects on the nervous system.
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercise
, utilize therapeutic modalities
and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling
. Chiropractic is one of the largest
primary-contact health care professions in Canada with over 4 million Canadians utilizing Chiropractic services
each year. For some people chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune-up
, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life. For others, it's simply an
effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes.
In Canada, chiropractors are required to complete a minimum of three years of university, followed by four years
of full time study at an accredited chiropractic college. As trained primary health care professionals
the chiropractic curriculum is very similar to medical school. Chiropractic students receive over 4500 hours of
education including anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, biochemistry, physiology, neurology, embryology, principles
of chiropractic, radiology, immunology, microbiology, nutrition, and clinical sciences specifically relating to
diagnosis. Chiropractors are one of only five health professionals permitted to use the title doctor.
Safe & Effective Treatment
Adverse reactions from chiropractic treatment are very rare. Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the
and most effective drug-free, non-invasive therapies
available for the treatment of
musculoskeletal conditions including, but not limited to, headache, neck pain and back pain
. For more
information on the safety of cervical spine manipulation please click here
A medical referral is appreciated but not
required. Chiropractors are trained to recognize and diagnose
conditions that require the expertise of medical specialists and refer patients whenever necessary. Where medical
conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving musculoskeletal pain
or discomfort associated with the condition. Chiropractic care may also be palliative, providing symptomatic
to patients with chronic conditions. As research advances, evidence continues to accumulate to support
the benefits of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions.
Health Care Coverage
Most extended health care benefit plans
cover chiropractic therapy and related services provided by Dr. Brandon VanTorre.
In Ontario, chiropractic is also covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for work-related injuries and by
auto insures if injured in a motor vehicle collision.
CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION THERAPY
is a non-invasive manual procedure that
utilizes highly refined skills and a carefully controlled set of movements delivered to dyfunctional spinal and
extremity joints. The primary goal is to decrease pain and restore function by improving areas of reduced
movement in the joints and supporting tissues. In addition, specific mobilization techniques
utilized to improve joint mobility and restore function.
is the application of heat/cold compress, hot tub/whirlpool bath,
sauna and/or rehabilitation exercises performed in a heated pool for therapeutic effect.
is a method of inserting very fine needles, with minimal to
no discomfort, at specific points in the body to help modulate the nervous system; decreasing pain and improving
physical function. Electro-acupuncture is a stimulation technique applied to acupuncture needles for therapeutic
effect. For more information on Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, please click here
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
is the application of manual massage techniques designed to
mobilize or manipulate soft tissue structures of the body including muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective
tissues, and joints. Manual massage techniques include trigger point therapy, cross-friction therapy, muscle
release therapy, vibration therapy, and tool-assisted soft tissue mobilization; aimed at reducing fibrous
adhesions (scar tissue) and fascial restrictions, relieving muscle tension, decreasing myofascial pain or
discomfort, and restoring physical function of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
is designed to restore physical function, optimize
performance, and return damaged tissues to pre-injury state via therapeutic exercise and patient education.
include hydrotherapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation (TENS), interferential current (IFC), electro-acupuncture, and ultrasound.
ON-SITE MEDICAL COVERAGE
includes Standard first aid, sports injury management
and sports therapy for teams or organizations. Dr. VanTorre's professional experience includes working as the
Ontario Hockey Association trainer for the Lambeth Lancers Junior Development and the Ontario Soccer Association
Region 1 (Southwestern Ontario) Chiropractor for Sports Centres London.
is conducted at the individual's residence to identify
pre-injury activities of daily living, including but not limited to, personal care, housekeeping, home
maintenance, transportation, and outdoor work. A comprehensive report is included detailing activity of daily
living requirements with recommendations related to safety concerns, home layout modifications, assistive devices
and/or external assistance.
CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTIC THERAPY
provides support and cushion to your feet, helps to restore the
normal balance and alignment of your body, and may alleviate or manage pain and discomfort from abnormal foot function.
for upper and lower extremites designed to protect, support, stabilize, and/
or unload joints.
NUTRITION CONSULTATION & PROGRAMS
are designed to educate, motivate and
facilitate patients in building a healthy, properly fueled, body via optimizing cellular health and performance
with the most advanced nutritional science. Programs include: Nutrition fundamentals,
Individualized plans, Weight management,
and Sport nutrition
Evaluate your health profile with specialized Nutrition, Lifestyle & Anti-aging Assessment and receive a
personalized report complete with diet, lifestyle and supplement information. For more information please click here