What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on assessing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system. With a comprehensive evaluation that includes a combination of history taking, palpation, functional, sensory, motor and reflex testing, the chiropractor will not only strive to find the source of the symptoms, but the cause as well. Matrix Physiotherapy works with a premier Chiropractor in Toronto .
What should I expect?
As with most professions, everyone practices differently. The chiropractors at Matrix Physiotherapy have a function-forward approach. The initial assessment will evaluate for joint and neuromuscular imbalances in your body that are limiting you from being able to do the things you love.
We believe movement is the key to health so treatment involves a combination of soft tissue therapy, mobilizations and chiropractic adjustments. We feel that we have the most patient-centered and hands-on Chiropractor in Toronto.
What is a chiropractic adjustment and why does it sometimes make it a “cracking” or “popping” noise?
The most common method of treatment is the chiropractic adjustment. This procedure can be administered manually or with a tool. The chiropractors at Matrix Physiotherapy administers adjustments manually. They will contact the joint, manipulate it so that it is at end range, and then administer a controlled but quick thrust, often timed with your breathing.
A “cavitation” or a “popping” noise may or may not accompany the adjustment. Although the sound may be loud and scary to hear, it is simply the release of gaseous elements from a tight fluid filled joint and is not harmful in any way. A cavitation is not an indication of a successful adjustment, rather it is a possible benign effect of the technique.
The goal of the adjustment is to create movement and improve the body’s function by optimizing joint health and subsequently, the muscles surrounding the joint. This will help not only reduce symptoms, but promote long term health.
There are many chiropractor in Toronto but the key is to have a practitioner who base treatment plans on evidence-based practice, and not just Joint adjustments for everyone. This is how Dr. Belinda Chan and the approach at Matrix Physiotherapy set ourselves apart from other facilities.
Do chiropractors treat areas other than the spine?
Yes! Chiropractors are trained to assess and treat all joints including the spine and extremity joints such as, but not limited to, the wrist, knees, hips and ankles. Current Chiropractics in Toronto and all around the world treat through evidence-based practice, and NOT just about Popping or Cracking the spine!