300 South Edgeware Road
Unit 305
St. Thomas, ON  N5P 4L1


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Chiropractic Therapy For:

Muscle pain or discomfort o
Headaches/Migraines o
Neck pain o
Back pain o
Whiplash o
Joint pain/Arthritis o
Repetitive strain injury o
Hip, knee or ankle pain o
o Work-related injury
o Dizziness (BPPV)
o Sports injury
o Sciatica
o Chronic fatigue
o Poor conditioning
o Athletic performance
o Shoulder, elbow or wrist pain

What is Chiropractic?

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.

Chiropractic Education

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 safest 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 relief 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 may be utilized to improve joint mobility and restore function.

HYDROTHERAPY is the application of heat/cold compress, hot tub/whirlpool bath, sauna and/or rehabilitation exercises performed in a heated pool for therapeutic effect.

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE 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.

REHABILITATION THERAPY is designed to restore physical function, optimize performance, and return damaged tissues to pre-injury state via therapeutic exercise and patient education.

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES 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.

IN-HOME ASSESSMENT 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.

ORTHOPAEDIC BRACING 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.