What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are one of only seven classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations. Chiropractors work in a variety of settings such as private practice, family health teams, hospitals, universities and many more. As primary care practitioners, chiropractors can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. For more info on chiropractic, please visit: www.chiropractic.on.ca
What should I expect on my first visit?
Your initial assessment will begin with a thorough history-taking. Dr. Joyce may ask you about the following: signs and symptoms of your condition, personal and family medical history, major illnesses, surgeries or operations, medications, and lifestyle questions. She will then proceed to the physical examination, where she may perform some of these tests: blood pressure, postural and movement analysis, reflex and neurological testing, orthopaedic tests, and muscle and joint palpation. Dr. Joyce will then present a report of findings, where she will explain your diagnosis and plan of management. Afterwards, if you have given informed consent, you will start your first treatment.
Do I need a Doctor's referral to see you?
No, you do not. We are Primary Health Care Providers.
Simply email me and we can set you up with an appointment, no referral necessary!
What common conditions do Chiropractors treat?
We can treat a variety of conditions relating to the spine and extremities. These include: Neck pain, Low back pain, Headaches/Migraines, TMJ dysfunction, Whiplash associated disorders, Disc herniations, Postural strain, Shoulder impingement or strain, Golfer's Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Runner's Knee, Achilles Tendonitis, Foot pain, Plantar Faciitis and many more!!!