What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a form of non-invasive treatment that involves the manipulation of the skeletal, muscular, and other related body systems. It offers a natural healthcare approach for people who want to avoid unnecessary surgical procedures and prescription medications.
Our Brampton chiropractor take the time to evaluate each of our patients with a full physical examination to determine the best approach to chiropractic care. From there, a personalized treatment plan is developed that focuses on how to best alleviate your symptoms while simultaneously, addressing the underlying causes for your current condition.
How Are Chiropractic Treatments Performed?
Chiropractic treatments involve using manual manipulation with the hands to apply pressure, move, adjust, massage, and perform other such movements to perform the necessary treatment to the required areas on the body. Many people refer to this as an “adjustment” since the back, neck, and other skeletal structures are adjusted into the correct positions.
Chiropractic treatments can also involve the use of heat therapy, stimulation therapy, and other such methods prior to the adjustment to help relax and loosen tight muscles and soft tissues.
Can Chiropractic care Be Used with Other Non-invasive Treatments?
Should Chiropractic Care Treatments Continue Once I am Healed?
In most cases, patients will continue their chiropractic care after they are healed. Initially, they received treatment to address their painful condition. As their bodies heal and become stronger, it is essential to continue treatment to reduce the risks of future injuries to the same location.
Additionally, ongoing chiropractic care is beneficial for proper body system functioning. Many of our patients notice they have more energy, sleep soundly, have less stress and anxiety, and feel better mentally and physically with ongoing chiropractic care treatments.
Are Adjustments Painful?
Adjustments are relatively pain-free in most cases. There can be some minor discomfort depending on the extent of the injury or chronic painful condition. However, our chiropractors will utilize their knowledge of the human body and its systems to use the best adjustment approach to ensure quality care for each of our patients.
How Fast Will I Notice Any Results?
Most people report a sense of relaxation after their chiropractic care treatments. They also notice their pain levels have subsided and are not as severe or intense as they were before treatment. For more serious injuries or severe painful chronic conditions, results will be gradual with marked improvements after each treatment.
Why Choose Physiotherapy First for Chiropractic Care in Brampton?
Our chiropractors have undergone extensive education and training to deliver quality care to each of our patients. Furthermore, our chiropractors receive ongoing training and education to ensure they are using the latest techniques and methods for exceptional care to help our patients achieve optimal health and well-being.
When you visit Physiotherapy First, we will take the time to get to know you and the cause of your pain and discomfort. We will review how you move, where the pain is located, and other detailed analysis to uncover the underlying causes of your pain. From there, we will develop a comprehensive, yet personalized treatment plan.
Our goal is to not only treat your current condition and symptoms but also the underlying causes. By taking this approach to chiropractic care, we can help you start to recover from your injury and reduce the level of pain and discomfort in a timely manner.
How Long Are Chiropractic Care Visits?
The length of chiropractic care visits will vary from one patient to the next. It will largely depend on the treatment plan that has been prescribed. Typically, you should expect to spend about an hour or two during your initial visit and consultation.
If your treatment plan includes massage therapy, physiotherapy, and other forms of therapies, these can increase the duration of your visit. Your chiropractor will be happy to discuss the length of visits so you can plan accordingly.
What Conditions Can Chiropractic Care Be Used to Treat?
We already touched on backaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, painful chronic conditions, and tension headaches. Other types of conditions that can benefit from chiropractic care can include:
- Pinched Nerves
- Muscle Strains
- Muscle Sprain
- Torn Muscles
- Torn Tendons and Ligaments
- Hip Pain
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Herniated Discs
- Car Accident Injuries
- Workplace Accident Injuries, and Much More
Will Health Benefits Plans Cover Chiropractic Care?
Many health benefits plans will cover chiropractic care and related treatments. If you were injured in an automobile accident or at work, then your auto insurance or WSIB will often cover your chiropractic care.
For further information about chiropractic care in Brampton, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our chiropractors, please feel free to contact Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today! We would be happy to discuss your health benefits plan coverage, answer any questions you may have, and help you feel better.
Meet Our Brampton Chiropractors
Dr A. A. Ashraf is a registered chiropractor in the province of Ontario. He completed his degree at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Ashraf has over 15 years of clinical experience treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Additionally, he holds a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. Dr. Ashraf speaks Urdu/ Hindi and is conversant in Punjabi.
He is available by appointment only.
Dr. Thessa Prashad is a registered Chiropractor in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association. She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and went on to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Prashad is also certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University.
During her internship at the Aptus Treatment Centre for Complex Disabilities, Dr. Prashad gained valuable experience in assessing and treating children with neurodevelopmental conditions.
Dr. Prashad uses an evidence-based approach to patient care and tailors her chiropractic treatments to fit each individual patient’s needs. Treatments include spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, myofascial release and soft tissue therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture, taping and a combination of therapeutic modalities. She is also certified to provide custom-made orthotics, medical graded compression stockings and braces.
Her mission is to help patients improve their overall health and to achieve their optimal quality of life through prevention and rehabilitation.