Parkwood Chiropractic Centre
Dr. Charlton, DC
Call Us Today: (705) 646-8887
166 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 2E2

New Patient Information

On your first visit we conduct a thorough history and examination. All of this takes time, so we ask that you completely fill out your paperwork prior to your first visit.

Your assessment will focus on your area of concern as well as your overall state of your health. After the doctor diagnoses your condition, a discussion of treatment options and approaches follows, culminating with your first treatment if appropriate.

Please plan to spend an hour for your first visit, and plan on seeing the doctor the following day. We prefer an immediate follow-up visit in order to assess your body’s reaction.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We are friendly, very family oriented, and are excited to help you and your family.

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Conditions Treated

Chiropractors are able to assist with problems of the joints, muscles, and bones in the body. Because we affect the nervous system as well, problems with the organs of the body can also be helped. The list is extensive; however we have included the more common conditions below.

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress
  • Shoulder, arm, wrist, and hand pain
  • Back Pain and Stiffness
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and hands
  • Hip, knee, ankle, foot, and heel pain
  • Colic
  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual discomfort
  • Chest pain that is not heart related

Chiropractic FAQ

No. Chiropractors are Primary Healthcare Providers; however some private benefit plans may require one. Please check with your employer.

No. OHIP did cover part of chiropractic until 2004 when the liberal government cancelled it.

Anytime is a good time to improve our health. Pregnant mothers may find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.

You may have heard the notion that once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep going back. Before we answer that question, ask yourself how many times you have visited a dentist. Like most people, you’ve probably gone dozens of times. Why? Quite simply, to prevent your teeth from getting bad and to maintain their health.

Once chiropractic care eliminates your pain and rehabilitates the injured tissues we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups for prevention & maintenance. Like your dentist and like many of the medical experts are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries in the future. So the answer is yes, we want you to keep coming back, but just periodically.

Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing, and minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness.

Doctors of chiropractic provide effective, low-cost health care for a wide range of conditions. If an injury is work-related, then WSIB will cover costs for chiropractic care. If an injury is due to a car accident, then the car insurance company will cover the costs for chiropractic care.

Chiropractic adjustments help many types of headaches by restoring function to the upper neck and reducing inflammation

Adjustments to certain areas of the back that supply nerves to the uterus can help minimize menstrual discomfort. As with menstrual, specific adjustments also help bowel function.

Other Resources

You can find more extensive information on chiropractic care and how it can help you at these external links.

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