A Visit to your Chiropractor

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?, KIROMEDICA Health Centre

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?

Treating muscular, nervous and skeletal systems

The term “chiropractic” comes from the Greek words “Kiro” meaning hand and “pracktikos” meaning practice. Chiropractor’s focus on problems associated with the muscular, nervous and skeletal systems ~ particularly the spine and joints. They will use exercises, ultrasound, as well as manual adjustments, to help promote normal function and movement of the spine and joints; helping to relieve pain and get you back to your regular daily activities.

What is an Adjustment?

Adjustments are a series of highly skilled and precise movements that are usually applied by hand (although some Chiropractor’s also use a tool called an “activator”), to the spine or another joint of the body. The adjustment allows the joints to return to a more normal position or alignment, allowing for normal functioning of the joint to return, as well as ease of pain.

What if I Don’t Want an Adjustment?

Although the adjustment is the centre of the majority of Chiropractic Care, it is NOT the only treatment that a Chiropractor can give. Chiropractors will recommend a specifically individualized program of care that can consist of joint mobilizations (passive movement of joints over their entire Range of Motion), muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercises, as well as the use of ultrasound. Chiropractors are also trained to provide nutritional counselling as well as rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?

A visit to your chiropractor may help you with the following.

  • Improve posture
  • Headache relief
  • Improve flexibility
  • Prevention of overuse injuries
  • Relief of back and neck pain
  • Enhance athletic performance
  • Relief of pregnancy and related backache
  • Correction of gait and foot

What Can I Expect on my First Visit?

Expect your first visit to take about 45 minutes to an hour. You will be asked to complete an intake form, which includes questions about your health history. During your visit with your Chiropractor will:

  • Check blood pressure, pulse and breathing
  • Test your reflexes, strength and sensations
  • Analyze your posture
  • Analyze your movements (bending, twisting)
  • Perform any necessary orthopedic tests
  • Request X--rays to be taken (if necessary)

Dr. Shin graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2008 with a 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He earned his Bachelor of Science with Honours in the Life Sciences and Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University in 2002 and 2003. He is currently in private practice at KIROMEDICA Health Centre a multidisciplinary clinic located in Toronto. Dr. Shin has been in private practice in the Toronto area since graduation and makes this his home.

His area of specialty focuses on spinal health along with physical medicine & rehabilitation.