About Chiropractic

Why choose chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a unique health care discipline focusing on the whole person, and tailored to fit each patient’s unique situation. Doctors of chiropractic work with the innate healing ability within each individual to safely restore health without drugs or surgery.

Relieve pain

Whether caused by sudden injury or everyday habits, chiropractors can help ease back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other issues stemming from underlying spinal and nervous system problems.

For pain caused by a car accident or workplace injury, chiropractors work directly with Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) to help patients return to a productive, pain-free life.

Restore function

For athletes, musicians, and those with injuries associated with repetitive motions — chiropractic care helps restore function in the back, foot, knee, elbow, hand, shoulder, and other parts of the body.

Optimize health

People of all ages and walks of life benefit from chiropractic care. For many, their doctor of chiropractic is a primary health care provider, helping them to keep their whole body functioning at its best, offering advice on nutrition and exercise, and helping to prevent unforeseen problems from developing into bigger health challenges.

Manitoba chiropractors give you the power to move forward.


The history of chiropractic

The first chiropractic adjustment in 1895 helped correct hearing loss.

While working, Harvey Lillard, an Iowa janitor, felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf. D.D. Palmer’s examination of Mr. Lillard revealed a vertebra racked from its normal position. Palmer reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the problem may be solved. So he performed the first chiropractic adjustment and successfully restored the patient’s hearing.

After this interesting discovery, research into the spine and nerve connections began, and the practice of chiropractic care was born.

Chiropractic has grown into the third largest healthcare profession, has developed over two hundred techniques for assessing and adjusting the spine, and is taught at colleges throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

Today, over 300,000 Manitobans annually seek the care of a chiropractor.