What is Chiropractic
The Ontario Chiropractic Association defines Chiropractic as one of the largest primary care professions in Ontario; an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculo-skeletal system.
Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
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 counselling.
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.
For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is 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.
Brittany Labatte, HBSc., DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Brittany Labatte received her honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from York University. Brittany later graduated from New York Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Brittany is passionate about providing high quality patient care and believes in a multifaceted approach to achieve optimal functioning, wellness and performance. She utilizes a combination of treatments including chiropractic mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue therapy, strength and conditioning from a rehabilitative view and patient education. Dr. Labatte also focuses on creating individualized programs in order to meet your specific needs and health goals..... Please CLICK on Brittany's page to learn more...