Chiropractors are health care professionals that diagnose, treat, and prevent health problems related to the spine, joints, and nervous system. Chiropractors are experts in chiropractic principles, therapies, and techniques in body function and movement. Using their knowledge in these areas, they assist those with joint-related problems to regain normal health and function. Some conditions treated by chiropractors include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Back, shoulder and knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Work and sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Restricted movement in back, shoulders neck or limbs
  • Poor posture or gait

Chiropractors offer services in independent or therapy-based health clinics or in health care and fitness centers. Chiropractic services include:

  • Diagnosing, treating and preventing spine and joint problems, often by applying an “adjustment”
  • Prescribing orthotics and therapeutic exercise
  • Taking and explaining x-rays
  • Provide nutrition, lifestyle and injury prevention/rehabilitation advice.
  • Acupuncture
  • Develop and apply treatment and health care plans.
  • Working in a health care team to develop and apply health care plans.

In Ontario, “Chiropractor” is a regulated profession subject to the Standard of Practice, Policies and Guidelines defined by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.