Anatomica’s chiropractor Dr. Ali Manavi offers chiropractic treatment in Toronto using some of the most advanced neurofunctional assessment and treatment techniques.
Chiropractic doctors are health care providers with expert knowledge of the relationship between musculoskeletal function and the nervous system, whose treatments focus on the structural integrity of the spine and biomechanics of the body. Chiropractic is one of the largest primary care professions in Ontario – offering non-invasive, hands-on health care that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment & preventative care of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic Doctors use a combination of spinal manipulation therapy, soft tissue therapy, clinical taping, joint mobilizations, and goal-directed exercises to get you out of pain and moving better. All chiropractors are required to complete an undergraduate degree followed by four years of chiropractic college. Evidence-informed and patient-centered treatment by a Chiropractic Doctor may include soft-tissue treatment, Active Release Therapy, joint mobilizations & manipulations, nerve stimulation, and remedial exercise to treat musculoskeletal injuries & dysfunction. Chiropractic is a dynamic treatment that utilizes many techniques, not just spinal adjustments. If you are uncomfortable with having adjustments to your back or neck, you can still benefit from Chiropractic care.
It’s well known that most patients book a chiropractic appointment for neck or low back pain, but that’s only because there is more neck and low back pain in our society now then ever before. Chiropractors are trained to treat everything from plantar fascia pain to headaches and everything in between. High quality evidence suggests benefit from manual therapy techniques such as chiropractic and massage therapy for most musculoskeletal conditions. Benefits to manual care include reduction in pain, improvements in strength, improvements in the proprioceptive (sensory) capabilities of your joints, improved mobility and an improved capability for your muscles and joints to respond well to the stress you place upon them. Chiropractic treatment is very safe, and chiropractors are well-trained to rule out any potential red-flags or contraindications.
What to expect at Anatomica Chiropractic in Toronto
A typical visit starts with a little bit of paper work. Once in the treatment room, Anatomica’s chiropractic doctor will begin with a patient history and follow that up with a functional orthopaedic physical exam. Once we have provided you with a diagnosis of the underlying condition and ruled out other potential harmful conditions, we discuss the nature of the treatment plan and your current goals for treatment. The physical exam is then followed by treatment. Initial intakes usually take about an hour, while subsequent visits usually take about 30 minutes. We ask that you show up wearing athletic wear or other stretchy clothing for accurate assessment in our physical exam and to allow ease of movement when performing exercises.