Chiropractic

The chiropractors at P.R.O. are primary contact health professionals that focus on the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal system (muscles, nerves, bones, and joints) conditions. They specialize in treating all regions of the body including but not limited to the spine, shoulders, elbows, and wrist and hands as well as the hips, knees, ankles, and feet. Our chiropractors use a combination of manual techniques as well as rehabilitative protocols to address pathophysiological tissue changes often resulting from suboptimal quality of movement and/or strength deficits. Some of the common manual techniques employed by our chiropractors include spinal and extremity manipulation, Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique, and Functional anatomical acupuncture. All of these techniques work in conjunction with appropriate exercise and movement prescription delivered by our chiropractors or experienced physiotherapists to correct movement patterns and restore tissue resilience resulting in optimal and permanent tissue recovery.

One of our chiropractors, Dr. Warren Hefford, is a Chiropractic Sports Specialist and has undergone an additional five-year Sports Fellowship Residency in combination with a two-year Master’s program to specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of athletic injuries. There are only approximately 100 Chiropractic Sports Specialists practicing across Canada.

Our chiropractors work extensively with their P.R.O. teammates as well as your current healthcare team to develop and deliver the best treatment plan for YOU. Chiropractic visits at P.R.O. include a 45-60-minute initial visit and 20-30-minute follow-up treatments one on one with your chiropractor that are tailored specifically to your recovery and treatment goals. Treatments typically involve a combination of soft-tissue manual therapy as described above as well as some form of corrective exercise prescription with the intent to bolster the effects of therapy and increase the overall tissue resilience.