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What You Need to Know About Chiropractic Care (Updated) in Oakville and Burlington


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What You Need to Know About Chiropractic Care (Updated) in Oakville and Burlington

Chiropractic care in our clinics from in Oakville and Burlington focuses on treating injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including injuries to the spine, joints and muscles. Some of the most common injuries include low back pain, neck pain, headaches, but also injuries to the ankles, knees, shoulders, and elbows.

Poor body mechanics and posture often lead to spinal alignment problems and muscle shortening. This, in turn, causes other muscles and connective tissues to be misused and become painful. Musculoskeletal disorders, affect your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and so on, resulting in pain and loss of function. Examples include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet compression
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Mechanical back syndrome, and many more.

Although these conditions may be caused by degenerative processes, trauma or prolonged immobilization, many arise from overuse and repetitive movements. In fact, musculoskeletal disorders are the largest type of workplace injury and come with an average direct cost of nearly $15,000.

Are you one of the many people in Oakville and Burlington whose daily lives are negatively impacted by musculoskeletal issues? Then chiropractic care may be the solution for you.

Chiropractic vs Physiotherapy

But hang on! “Isn’t Sheddon a physiotherapy clinic?” you ask.

While there are some differences between chiropractic and physiotherapy, both these healthcare disciplines share a common goal: to help you recover from injuries and improve your overall well-being. As such, there are similarities in their treatment:

  • Both focus on the musculoskeletal system – whether related to a sports injury, a chronic condition, or post-surgery rehabilitation.
  • Patient assessment and diagnosis is pivotal to both, as practitioners dig deep to understand the root cause of the problem. From there, physios and chiros develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
  • Manual therapy techniques are used as a non-invasive and drug-free approach to alleviating pain, improving mobility, and boosting your body’s ability to heal itself.
  • Exercise therapy plays a significant role in both physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and prevent future injury. Rehabilitation programs tailor exercises to each patient’s needs.
  • Preventive care empowers you to take a more active role in your health. By educating patients on proper body mechanics, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications, both chiropractors and physiotherapists aim to prevent future injuries and help you maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system.

At Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, we specialize in combining treatments across a range of disciplines, so you have access to all these healthcare professionals in one clinic – including chiropractors.

Why to see a Chiropractic in Oakville and Burlington?

Chiropractic treatment is a positive step to enhancing your quality of life. Because misalignment of your spine and peripheral joints leads to imbalance, dysfunction, pressure, and tension, AND other parts of your body compensate – resulting in further musculoskeletal issues.

Chiropractic care can:

  • Reduce pain – and reliance on medication for pain management
  • Improve range of motion, mobility, and physical performance
  • Heal (and prevent) injury
  • Improve posture, and
  • Promote a healthier, more active lifestyle in general.

Doctors of Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an established health care profession, with chiropractors undergoing a minimum of six to seven years of training (post-secondary education), and subject to passing standardized regulatory exams to secure a license to practice. The chiropractic profession works collaboratively with healthcare professionals across a wide spectrum of health professions.

Before booking your chiropractic appointment have a read through on what to expect from chiropractic treatment, and some important considerations to keep in mind.

What to Expect from Chiropractic Care

  • A Full assessment with a thorough history and physical examination to determine the cause of the pain in order to get the patient feeling better, and prevent future injury.
  • Treatment of the body as a whole, including all joints, soft tissue, and the nervous system.
  • Chiropractic treatment includes soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, functional exercises prescription, and adjustments (if the patient is comfortable).
  • A gait analysis to detect abnormalities in locomotion and help with sports performance.
  • Education to help the patient better understand what is causing their pain and allow them to get better faster and stay pain- free.

When Chiropractic Treatment is Not Advised

Whilst chiropractic care will be an effective and safe therapy for most people, there are conditions under which chiropractic adjustment is not safe for the individual, namely if you have:

  • Severe arthritis
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Infections in the bone or joints
  • Cancer in the spine
  • High risk of stroke
  • Bone tumors or fractures
  • Severe pinched nerve(s)
  • A bone deformity in your upper neck
  • Any numbness, tingling, or loss of function in your arms or legs.

Chiropractic care is generally entirely safe when conducted by certified health care providers, such as the licensed professionals at Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic in Oakville and Burlington, Ontario.

Speak to us today about booking an appointment – even if you have a condition that precludes you from chiropractic care, we would be happy to refer you to one of our other treatment options.

For more info, contact Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic at 905-849-4576.

We are located only 7 min from Oakville Go Station and 10 min from Sheridan College Oakville.

The Burlington physio clinic is located only 2 min south of IKEA Burlington and 6 min north of Burlington Golf & Country Club, on Plains Rd East.

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