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Chiropractic Care

Dr. Jim Bryans graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. As a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Bryans has devoted his life to a healthcare profession that focuses on problems relating to the neuromusculoskeletal system. Dr. Bryans takes a drug-free approach to provide diagnosis, treatment and prevention for disorders of the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. Our clinic offers wellness care as well as symptomatic care for people who come in already in pain. Although chiropractic care is a wellness profession, which concerns itself with prevention of certain disorders, the reasons individuals seek chiropractic care often include the following:

  • General Health & Well-being
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Work & Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Restricted Range of Motion

Chiropractic FAQ

Q. How Long Has Chiropractic Care Been Around?
A.    The practice of chiropractic care was established in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, who was originally from Port Perry, Ontario. He discovered a relationship between the spine, nervous system and certain health disorders. In the early 1900s, his son, B.J. Palmer, developed the profession into a specific discipline and brought it to the public eye. Today chiropractic care is one of five classes of healthcare professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations. There are over 3,000 chiropractors today in Ontario and over 2 million people per year relying on chiropractic care in Canada to help them live healthy, active lifestyles.
Q. What To Expect From A Chiropractic Initial Consultation?
A.    A Thorough history and exam is usually completed, which includes range of motion, orthopedic testing, neurological testing and a spinal examination. Once a diagnosis is reached, the patient will be explained their condition and a course of treatment will be recomended. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments which are determined by the specific needs of each patient. The most common procedure used by chiropractors is known as “spinal manipulation” (also known as an adjustment). This is a controlled force, usually done manually (with the hands), to a specific joint which is hypomobile or restricted. The adjustment is intended to restore normal movement to the joint and reduce the symptoms associated with the original restriction.
Q. What Type of Education Do Chiropractors Have?
A.     After university, Chiropractors spend a minimum of four years at an accredited chiropractic college, receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized training. The curriculum includes anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, chiropractic principles, diagnosis and adjustment techniques.
Q. Will My Chiropractic Care Be Covered By My Insurance?
A.    Administered by a licensed chiropractor, chiropractic care is covered by most extended health care plans. Call your insurance company directly to find out your coverage. For additional information on chiropractic care, please contact us or visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association’s website at