What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic doctors are primary contact healthcare professionals trained to assess, diagnose and treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors hold at least 7 years of post-secondary education, with over 4500 hours of academic and clinical education in courses such as biochemistry, neuro-anatomy, biomechanics, microbiology, radiology, and exercise physiology and rehabilitation. Our doctors utilize treatment methods that are extremely diverse, including manual therapy joint procedures (spinal manipulation), soft tissue injury techniques (Active Release Techniques), Neuro-proprioceptive taping (Kinesiology Tape), electrotherapeutic acupuncture modalities and specific rehabilitation exercises. Spinal manipulative therapy (also known as an adjustment) is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed through four years of intensive chiropractic education. An adjustment is a carefully controlled and precise movement delivered by a skilled practitioner to dysfunctional joints, restoring proper joint motion and enhancing joint function.

 What to Expect

 Your first visit to a chiropractor at Finish First Health & Performance will include a thorough history and physical examination in order to establish a diagnosis of your injury or condition. Our doctors will provide you with a detailed report of findings whereby the nature of your condition will be explained to you and a recommended treatment plan will be laid out for you. The goal of the session is to get to the root cause of your injury. They will perform a combination of techniques such as adjustments, soft-tissue therapy, medical acupuncture (dry needling), exercise prescription and education. Our doctors take an active approach to care, which means that you will be actively involved in your recovery process. You will be prescribed a home exercise program to facilitate your recovery and get you back to your sport or life activities as quickly as possible. Service is provided in our comfortable private treatment rooms whereby you will receive uninterrupted one-on-one patient care.

 Who is it for?

Sports injuries such as golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, runner’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder, and shin splints can be treated using evidence-based chiropractic as part of a suite of holistic health care services, including laser, ultrasound, IFC or Interferential Current, registered massage therapy, ART or Active Release Techniques, and medical acupuncture.

Chiropractic Care for lower back pain

Conditions:

• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• General pain
• Headaches
• Balance (imbalance) issue

Chiropractic Care for tennis elbow

Causes:

• Poor posture
• Repetitive strain
• Wearing high heels
• Standing for long periods of time
• Accidents or injuries

Chiropractic Care for Runners

Benefits:

• Relieve back, neck and spinal pain
• Increase your mobility and range of motion
• Decrease stiffness and muscular spasms
• Relieve arthritic joint pain