As one of the largest primary contact health care professions in the country, chiropractors treat approximately 4.5 million Canadians a year through drug free, non-invasive, hands-on care.

Chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. One of the more common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative therapy, which can comprise a variety of adjustment techniques. Specific training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

Research has shown that chiropractic care is effective in treating common conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, hip and knee pain. Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions.

After performing a complete and comprehensive exam, Dr. Liang Dai will tailor a treatment plan that’s right for you. This may include recommendations for adjustments, therapeutic exercise and even massage therapy if the condition requires it.

Click on the link and find out why over 2.7 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy active lives.

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Our Techniques

Diversified Technique

This is one of the most commonly used spinal manipulation techniques used by chiropractors. A specific gentle manual thrust is applied to correct the misalignment of spinal segments in the neck or back.

This adjustment typically may produce a slight “popping” sound or cavitation, which is a result of the shifting gases within the synovial fluids of the joints. While the cavitation may accompany the adjustment, it is not indicative of the effectiveness of the adjustment. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints in the body to help restore proper range of motion.

Activator Tool

This is one of the most popular “low-force” chiropractic techniques used in the world.  This treatment method involves the use of an instrument which is an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints.

The activator tool is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a high-speed, yet low-force impulse to the spine. The purpose is to produce enough force to move the misaligned vertebrae. In addition, it is also helpful for adjusting extremities such as elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body. Children and elderly patients may find this chiropractic technique to be helpful.

Thompson Technique

Using a system of analysis which compares leg lengths, the chiropractor determines if the misalignment or nerve interference are in the upper, middle, or lower back. This will determine the order of the adjustments and which end will be adjusted first.

The Thompson drop table quickly lowers the area of the spine being adjusted, enabling the chiropractor to reduce the amount of force required to move specific vertebrae.  The table drops and the joint targeted is quickly carried through its range of motion.

Common Conditions

Have you experienced any of the following conditions in the past 6 months?

Headaches/Migraines Low back pain
Neck Pain/Tension Hip pain
Shoulder pain Knee pain
Tension across tops of shoulders Ankle/Foot pain
Pain between shoulder blades Sciatica
Numbness/Tingling in arms or hands
Numbness/Tingling in legs and feet
Elbow pain
Wrist/Hand pain
“Frozen Shoulder”/Adhesive Capsulitis

If you answered YES to any of the above, chiropractic care can help. Call us to find out more or to book in for a new patient exam.

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