Chiropractic care is used for all types of injuries, from runners with plantar fasciitis, to office workers with neck pain. Chiropractors are licensed health care professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal injuries.
During the chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor uses his/her hands to manipulate the joints of the body - particularly the spine - in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic adjustments are used to reduce spasm & chronic tension in the muscles that surround and act on the affected joints. When performed on the neck & back, manipulations help to reduce unwanted pressures on the spinal cord and nerves, thereby improving the function of the nervous system. Adjustments are also used on other parts of the body, including the feet, ankles, wrists and shoulders. These adjustments are effective at improving range of motion and gait mechanics in the affected area.
Chiropractors in Ottawa do much more than adjustments. Treatments also involve active release of tight muscles, neurofunctional acupuncture, shockwave therapy, and corrective exercises.