The word chiropractic is derived from the Greek words “cheir”(hand) and “praktikos”(practitioner) meaning “treatment by hand”. Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive approach to health care providing patient assessment, diagnosis and highly skilled treatment. Chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effects on the nervous system. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercise, utilize therapeutic modalities, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Canada with over 4 million Canadians utilizing Chiropractic services each year. For some people chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune up, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life. For others, it’s simply an effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes.