"Chiropractic is the 3rd largest primary health care profession in the world"

It literally means “hand practice” (from the Greek definition: “chiro” = hand and “practic” = practice)

What is Chiropractic?

The World Federation of Chiropractic (1999) defined Chiropractic as being concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. This is obtained by a natural, drug-free, non-invasive and surgery-free approach to health care. Chiropractic is the 3rd largest primary health care profession in the world.

When do Chiropractors treat?

Chiropractic joint adjustment/manipulation therapy is supported by a strong evidence base as an effective treatment for a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions including: arthritis, chronic pain problems, colic, baby chiropractic care, headaches, herniated disc, joint/ligament sprains, low back pain, muscle strains, neck/shoulder pain, sciatica, sports injuries, temperomandibular joint dysfunction (jaw pain) and whiplash.

How do Chiropractors treat?

Chiros will use various modalities and techniques to treat neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. They include: cold and heat therapy, cross-friction therapy, dry needling, shockwave therapy, immobilization and kineseotapeing, massage, rehabilitation, stretch, mobilization and primarily gentle chiropractic manipulation/adjusting technique.