What is a Chiropractor?
Updated: Apr 19
Here at Endurance one of our main goals is to educate others. The more someone knows, the more autonomy they have in their life. We have found that there is still a lack of knowledge when it comes to what a chiropractor is and what they do. There are many different ways chiropractors treat. Many people believe chiropractors only treat the spine. However, we treat a lot of injuries that are not spinal related. Working with athletes we tend to see a lot of hips, knees, ankles, shoulders and so on. With that being said, we wanted to go over what type of chiropractor you can expect with the Endurance Experience!
What is their Education?
☞ Chiropractors go through extensive education to be able to use the title Doctor of Chiropractic. They start with 4 years in an undergraduate degree and then go through 4 more years of intensive schooling at chiropractic college, for a total of 8 years. They learn everything from Histology, pharmacology, pathology, and microbiology to neuroanatomy, physiology, biomechanics and anatomy. They spend many hours a week learning multiple ways to treat the musculoskeletal and nervous systems in order to have all the tools to help their patients get better and stay better.
Dr. Keirstyn complete her Honors Bachelor of Human Kinetics at University of Ottawa. She then went to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for her Doctor of Chiropractic.
What do they do?
☞ Chiropractors assess muscles, joints and the nervous system in order to find any imbalances. Through a detailed health history and physical examination they determine a plan of management for the patient as an individual. They then work with the patient to decrease pain and prevent it from returning.
How can they help me?
☞ After completing an assessment and plan of management, they will work with the patient to determine the best therapy and be sure they are comfortable with all forms of treatment. Follow up visits are anywhere from a half hour to an hour. In this time they will work on soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments), joints and indirectly help calm the nervous system. Chiropractors will give functional exercises and tweak movement patterns which will stop the pain from returning.
If you want more information, feel free to reach out and you can even set up a FREE 15min phone consultation!