Chiropractic Treatment at Optimum
As musculo-skeletal (MSK) practitioners, chiropractors provide qualified, effective treatment to promote health, alleviate pain and improve your quality of life. Chiropractors complete at least 7 years of post-secondary education to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Individuals who wish to become a chiropractor must complete a minimum of three years of post-secondary education, focusing on organic chemistry, biology and social sciences before applying to an accredited chiropractic college for a further four years of study. Chiropractic degree programs average at 4,500 hours which is comparable, if not greater than the amount of hours required by medical students. The College of Chiropractors of BC requires that all licensed chiropractors complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain their expertise and keep them on top of new developments in the healthcare environment.
The majority of the over 4 million Canadians that visit a Chiropractor every year do so because of back pain or neck pain. However, Chiropractic treatment is very effective for all types of muscul-oskeletal problems (muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, etc). At Optimum, our Chiropractic Doctors utilize a wide range of treatment methods including manual therapy joint procedures (spinal manipulation, Activator method), soft tissue injury techniques (Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique), Neuro-proprioceptive taping (Kinesiology Tape), electrotherapeutic modalities and specific rehabilitation exercises. Spinal manipulative therapy (also known as an adjustment) is a non-invasive, manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed through four years of intensive chiropractic education. An adjustment is a carefully controlled and precise movement delivered by a skilled practitioner to dysfunctional joints, restoring proper joint motion and enhancing joint function.
Optimum’s Chiropractic Team
Dr. Brent Magowan BSc, DC
Dr. Scott Curry BSc.(Hon), DC
Your Chiropractic Experience at Optimum
Your first visit to a chiropractor at Optimum will include a thorough history and physical examination in order to establish a diagnosis of your injury or condition. Our chiropractors will provide you with a detailed report of findings whereby the nature of your condition will be explained to you and a recommended treatment plan will be laid out for you. The goal of the session is to get to the root cause of your injury. Your chiropractor will perform a combination of techniques such as adjustments, soft-tissue therapy, electro-therapy application, exercise prescription and education. Our chiropractors take an active approach to care which means that you will be actively involved in your recovery process. You will be prescribed a home exercise program to facilitate your recovery and get you back to your sport or life activities as quickly as possible. Chiropractic services at Optimum are provided in our comfortable private treatment rooms whereby you will receive uninterrupted one-on-one patient care. Now that you know more about Chiropractic care, learn more about Physiotherapy at Optimum.