Chiropractic Treatment & Chiropractor

Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 12-Sep-2013

by Dr. Simon Wang, Chiropractor

As a Chiropractor, I’m often asked the question: what do Chiropractors actually do? To which I reply, we help people. Chiropractors are well-educated neuromuscular-skeletal health care practitioners. After completing a 3 or 4-year undergraduate degree, a prospective student then completes a 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree at an accredited college. Chiropractic College consists of comprehensive courses in othorpaedics, anatomy, physiology, radiology, biomechanics, pathology, clinical diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment training. Throughout the first 3 years, students work together to learn and develop diagnostic and treatment skills. In the final year, Chiropractic interns complete two, 6-month internships, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients at one of the full treatment clinics around Canada, under the supervision of experienced clinicians. Some Chiropractic graduates choose to continue their education in specialized residency programs in Sports Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging, and Clinical Sciences. See for more details. All Chiropractors are governed under the College of Chiropractors in their respective provinces, which ensures the public interest is protected.


Typical health problems that Chiropractors treat are:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica & leg pain
  • Postural & ergonomic issues
  • Repetitive strain injuries and
  • Sports injuries


An initial visit to a Chiropractor will include:

  • A thorough health history
  • A complete examination of the complaint and musculoskeletal structures
  • Diagnosis
  • Referral (if needed)
  • Education (prevention of injury/exacerbation)
  • Home/work recommendations and
  • Treatment

Based on the diagnosis, treatment may include the following:

    • Joint manipulation/mobilization
    • Soft tissue treatment (ART, Graston, Trigenics)
    • Acupuncture
    • Electrical modalities
    • Ice/heat
    • Exercise rehabilitation
    • Assistive devices and
    • Education

As a Chiropractor, I have had the privilege to work with a wide variety of patients with an array of ailments, but as recent research from Harvard University has demonstrated, most health problems are better taken care of by a team of health care providers. Physiomed differentiates itself from other clinics by utilizing an interdisciplinary (not multidisciplinary) model where all practitioners work together to obtain fast and thorough results for our patients. Our patients get better faster. Working with Physiotherapists, Chiropodists (foot specialists), Naturopathic Doctors, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Kinesiologists on a daily basis, has improved patient care, decreased recovery time, and improved functional capabilities, through the “two heads are better than one” analogy.

Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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