Ontarians utilizing chiropractic care as a form of health care is steadily gaining in popularity, and it seems to bring along the question: “what do chiropractors do?” Unfortunately, this would depend on which chiropractor or patient you ask. There are many different technique styles utilized in chiropractic care that serve to fit to the needs, lifestyles, and conditions of varying types and ages of people. One thing does remain true, they use some form of manual medicine to help patients decrease pain to work towards living a healthier lifestyle.

Every treatment plan will differ in techniques, frequency, invasiveness, and rehabilitation choices…

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If you ask THIS chiropractor that same question, I can answer that a little more specifically. I meet with my patients for a thorough, detailed examination outlining their specific health concerns, lifestyle, and previous or current injuries or areas of pain to help us come up with a specifically tailored plan of care to help them move more, feel better, and get back to or push towards that healthy active lifestyle they so enjoy. Every treatment plan will differ in techniques, frequency, invasiveness, and rehabilitation choices to address individual goals and needs or areas of concern. The conditions I treat range from things like back and neck pain, headaches, muscle strains and joint sprains of various body areas, foot and ankle pain like plantar fasciitis, knee/hip/and shoulder pain syndromes from injury or overuse, or simply working on moving better overall to avoid any of these conditions.

I am a firm believer that not one single technique is best suited for every single individual.

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Another question I seem to hear a lot is “ You’re a chiropractor, do you do ______?”
As mentioned there are a number of varying treatment styles and therapy modalities that are commonly used by chiropractors, and I am a firm believer that not one single technique is best suited for every single individual. Personal preference, age and activity level, and specific condition are all major factors in choosing what KIND of therapy may be best for each patient. For this reason, I feel a full toolbox always aids a better mechanic. I utilize a number of difference techniques on a daily basis. Things like: hands-on joint (back, neck, shoulder, hip, ankle, wrist you name it!) mobilization or manipulation, commonly referred to as an adjustment, various myofascial/soft tissue release techniques (like Active Release or Functional Range Release), contemporary medical acupuncture and dry needling, and a vast array of specified rehab exercises and approaches, all geared at decreasing pain, improving mobility, and encouraging activity! I think this range of treatment techniques is what makes working at Trent Health in Motion so perfect. We’re home to a variety of different practitioners and therapists including myself, allowing us to offer every patient the most comprehensive approach for their needs. Also, this allows each of us to work WITH each other, allowing me to work WITH your massage therapist or your physiotherapist to ensure that YOU get excellent, cooperative care that you need to get back to doing what you love. If you haven’t experienced the difference, maybe Peterborough’s only full multidisciplinary clinic is the right place for you.