What do Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are primary care practitioners who focus on neuro-muscular-skeletal

conditions.  This means your Chiropractor can help with pain in your muscles and

joints and focus on a diagnosis and treatment that specific and centered for each

patient. Chiropractic care includes examination (which may include diagnostic

imaging, like x-rays), diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of the spine and

extremities (or peripheral joints) as well as associated soft tissues. Treatment is

administered principally by hand and includes primarily specific chiropractic

manipulation or adjustments, and other therapeutic approaches such as soft tissue

therapy, and muscle stimulation. Nutritional advice, lifestyle modifications,

rehabilitation exercise prescription and ergonomic recommendations for the

workplace may also be included as part of a patient’s treatment. 

What is an Adjustment?

Adjusting, also called joint manipulation or mobilizations, is a

tremendously effective tool in addressing restricted joints. Improper

movement of joints will interfere with the movement chains of the body

and can lead to pain or tissue damage. Chiropractic adjustments safely

and effectively restore motion to restricted joints and normalize the

movement of the body as a whole. 

Adjusting involves placing the body into a safe position to encourage

the desired movement and applying quick, gentle push or pull forces on

the joints.

What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit to the clinic you will be asked to fill out a confidential patient history form and will then be seen by the doctor for your initial assessment.  In preparation for your first visit you should wear or bring comfortable clothing to allow for easier examination of your affected area.

The initial assessment will include a complete medical history, physical examination, diagnosis including all pertinent findings, a plan of management and expected recovery time.  

Conditions Treated

Back Pain
Neck Pain
Headaches
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Tennis Elbow
Soft tissue injuries
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Injuries
TMJ Disorders
and many more

Fax: 250-860-4060

4403 2nd Street, Peachland BC

Call: 778-479-3232

Email: lakesidechiropracticcentre@gmail.com