What is a Chiropractor?
A Chiropractor is a health care professional that can diagnose, treat, and assist in the prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The practice of Chiropractic medicine involves a range of diagnostic methods including orthopedic and neurological evaluation, postural/gait assessments, and diagnostic imaging when necessary. All of these proven methods are used to get people back in motion.
A Chiropractor may also refer a patient to an appropriate specialist, or co-manage with another health care provider. Common patient management involves spinal manipulation (adjustments), manual therapies to the joints and soft tissues, rehabilitative exercises, health promotion, electrical modalities, therapeutic procedures, and lifestyle counseling.