Modern Chiropractic

Chiropractors are spine, muscle, joint and nervous system experts who receive seven to eight years of post-secondary academic and clinical education in pain management, prescribed exercise, rehabilitation, and radiology. Chiropractors are primary care providers meaning you can visit a chiropractor without a referral from another health care professional.

Our Chiropractor, Dr. Andrew McManus, will spend 60 minutes with you during your initial assessment and a minimum of 20 minutes with you during follow up appointments. Our beliefs are that lasting changes cannot be achieved without this time invested. Our goal is to equip you with tools, and provide treatments that will lead to your independence, restoration of function, and reduction of pain. Let us help you achieve your goals. 

What you can expect from your first appointment

All initial assessments are 60 minutes long. Your first visit to Optimal will consist of a medical history of your injury or complaint followed by a physical assessment. Dr. Andrew McManus’ goal will be to determine the causes of the complaint and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. McManus will prescribe an evidence-based treatment plan which includes education, exercise, and will be tailored to your goals. 

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic treatments are effective at treating a wide range of joint, muscle, neck and back injuries as well as relieving both chronic and acute pain. Treatment can include any of the following depending on the best course of treatment for your injury or condition.

  • Manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints
  • Myofascial release therapy 
  • Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
  • Radial shockwave therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Customized therapeutic exercise program
  • Kinesio-taping or athletic taping 
  • Advice and education
  • Ergonomic recommendations
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Prescription of Orthotics or assistive devices
  • Self-management tools and techniques (like positions for relief or coping strategies for pain)