What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American


Almost 2 million patients in Ontario rely on a good chiropractor every year to help them live healthy,

active lives.

One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care

discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders

related to the spine, pelvis, extremities, nervous system and joints.

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the

individual patient.

After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a

comprehensive treatment/ management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive

therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment.

Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the

musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.


Chiropractic services offered at the Kucan Chiropractic Clinic:

  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Soft tissue trigger point therapy
  • Rehabilitative stretches and exercises
  • Postural & return to work/play counseling
  • Interferential current
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser therapy
  • X-Rays available

Types of conditions that Chiropractors treat:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Work related injuries & WSIB claims
  • Sports related injuries
  • Motor Vehicle accident claims
  • Arthritis
  • Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck and limbs
  • General health and well-being


Benefits of Chiropractic care:

  • Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
  • Improve your posture
  • Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Lead to enhanced athletic performance
  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion
  • Relieve pregnancy-related back ache
  • Correction of gait and foot problems

The above information was adapted from the Ontario Chiropractic Association website. Please see for more information.