What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic Care is used to treat over 4.5 million Canadians each year and is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces. Almost 2.7 million patients in Ontario rely on chiropractic care every year to help them live healthy, active lives.

Chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the MSK system. The MSK system is a complex network of muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments that offers us the ability to perform our daily activities.


After participating in an undergraduate university program for at least three years, a Doctor of Chiropractic spends another four years at an accredited chiropractic college, receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized clinical training.

This hands-on, non-invasive, drug-free approach is used to diagnose, treat and prevent problems for your:

  • Spine
  • Pelvis
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Nervous System

Visiting a Chiropractor includes

  • Patient history
  • Physical examination
  • Diagnosis
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Informed consent
  • Treatment
  • Referral as appropriate

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: 

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain & Whiplash
  • Headache
  • Strains & sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Work & sports injuries
  • Limited range of motion

Looking for …

  • Improved movement
  • Muscle and joint injury prevention
  • Better posture
  • Improved flexibility
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Relief of pregnancy-related backache
  • Gait correction







Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, 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 counseling.

One of the most common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), which can comprise a variety of adjustment techniques. Specific training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

Sharbot Lake Chiropractic & Wellness Here at Sharbot Lake Chiropractic & Wellness we strive to achieve optimal health and wellness through education and treatment. For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment.  When a multi-disciplinary approach is advisable, a chiropractor will coordinate care with other health care professionals. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical or other treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis and help manage the MSK complaints that are common with these conditions. At Sharbot Lake Chiropractic & Wellness we use state of the art technology. The Pro-Adjuster, powered by Sigma Instruments, is an assessment and treatment tool which provides pain-free adjustments without any bending, twisting or torsion of the body.