Doctors of Chiropractic are regulated health professionals that focus on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal and associated nerve dysfunctions and disorder. All chiropractors are licensed in the province of Ontario and are registered with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. In Ontario, to become a Doctor of Chiroppractic requires the following: university bachelors degree, four year Doctor of Chiropractic program at an accredited college, successfully completing the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board Examinations, as well as College of Chiropractors of Ontario Legislation and Ethics Examination. Chiropractors use a variety of treatment methods dependent on the needs of the patients. Chiropractic treatments are individualized to the needs of each patient and may include: spinal adjustments, joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, modality therapy, post operative physical rehabilitation, rehabilitative exercises, and providing education on a variety of topics inlcuding injury and injury prevention.
Acupuncture is a technique in which fine, solid needles are inserted into the body at precise sites to bring about a therapeutic effect.