Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free modality of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system; this includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.
Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis and correction of abnormal joint function and the subsequent effects or compensations that may arise in the body. Neck pain, back pain and headaches are some of the most common reasons that people visit a chiropractor, but chiropractors are able to assess and treat many other issues and refer patients to other healthcare providers when appropriate.
Chiropractors provide patient-centred care and work in partnership with their patients, and other healthcare providers, by using shared decision making through a detailed consent process and using treatment strategies that are tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient.
Chiropractic care is delivered by university educated, regulated healthcare professionals with a commitment to ensuring evidence informed care is provided to patients.