Chiropractic Care & Services

If you need a skilled chiropractor in Ottawa, Kanata or Stittsville Dynamic Physiotherapy and Chiropractic offers a range of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and health service techniques to address musculoskeletal and other health concerns.

Whether you’re an athlete striving for peak performance, recovering from an injury, or managing a recent or chronic condition, you’ll receive top care and attention at our inter-disciplinary health clinic.

Our Chiropractors

Dr. Sarah Cohen


Dr. Dane Martin-Falla


Dr. Erica Gifford


Dr. Reena Mistry


What is a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor specializes in assessing the functionality of the skeletal and nervous systems. Given that the spine serves as the central hub for the nervous system, chiropractors undergo extensive training to employ various diagnostic techniques to examine and address issues within the bones, joints and muscles. 

Our chiropractors possess the expertise to alleviate pain, discomfort, or restricted mobility in the back, arms, legs, neck, or any other body area. By identifying the source of joint and muscle discomfort, our chiropractors administer adjustments to restore proper spinal function. Additionally, they may provide acupuncture/needling, suggest lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, postural adjustments, and specific stretches and exercises to facilitate optimal function and mobility.

How Can You Benefit From Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors offer many health benefits that apply to nearly everyone, regardless of any specific condition or injury. Maintaining the body’s optimal condition can be a preventive measure against potential conditions or injuries.

Injury and Illness: Regular chiropractic treatment proves beneficial for individuals experiencing pain resulting from injuries, illness or conditions like arthritis. Chiropractic care enhances a patient’s health by promoting proper neural feedback, muscle flexibility, improved joint function, and skeletal alignment.

Sports Injuries: Athletes frequently encounter sports-related injuries due to repetitive movements and high-impact stressors. Chiropractic treatment aids in maintaining suppleness and flexibility in the body and enhancing neuro-muscular communication, thereby mitigating the effects of rigorous physical activity.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy can strain the back, particularly during the later stages. Pre and postnatal chiropractic care ensures optimal posture and spinal alignment, offering support to the lower back amidst the physical changes experienced during pregnancy.

Pre- or Post-operative Rehabilitation: Before surgery, chiropractors can help optimize spinal alignment and joint mobility, potentially improving surgical outcomes. Following surgery, chiropractic treatments can reduce pain, enhance healing, and help restore proper function to the affected areas, contributing to a smoother recovery process.

General Health: Regular chiropractic care promotes overall health and well-being and reduces the risk of developing future problems. This proactive approach to healthcare empowers individuals to take charge of their well-being and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Common Conditions Treated by a Chiropractor

Our chiropractors in Kanata and Stittsville welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds who seek to enhance their quality of life through evidence-informed chiropractic and health therapies.

Frequently encountered conditions that may benefit from chiropractic treatment include:

  1. Back Pain and Neck Pain: Our experienced chiropractors have extensive training in treating spinal pain, particularly in the lower back and neck resulting from everyday injuries or traumatic incidents. We offer gentle spinal manipulation or mobilizations, acupuncture, stretching and strengthening exercises, and lifestyle guidance to manage these conditions naturally.
  2. Headaches and Migraines: Consider exploring chiropractic care if you’re experiencing frequent headaches or migraines. Many different types of headaches stem from chronic neck stiffness and muscle tightness. Chiropractic care can reduce how severe and frequent these episodes are without resorting to medication through safe, noninvasive methods.
  3. Sciatica: Sciatic nerve pain radiating from the lower back down to the feet often results from disc injuries such as a herniation. Chiropractic care helps to regain proper spinal function, alleviating pressure on the nerve and facilitating the body’s natural healing process.
  4. Concussions: Many of our chiropractors are certified Complete Concussion Management Providers. In addition to concussion specific rehabilitation focused on returning you to your desired activities, our chiropractors provide treatment that complement this recovery process by addressing neck and spine injuries often associated with the initial trauma. Spinal adjustments can relieve muscle aches or headaches, and aid the body’s healing mechanisms.
  5. Pinched Nerves and Herniated Disks: Chiropractic care is a safe and noninvasive approach to treating bulged or herniated discs and pinched nerves, easing pain and restoring spinal health.
  6. Fibromyalgia: Chiropractic care offers practical and gentle relief for those with fibromyalgia, addressing pain and enhancing mobility within the musculoskeletal system.

Other conditions that would benefit from chiropractic care include body stiffness, sprains and strains, tendonitis, muscle imbalances, rotator cuff injuries, neuropathies, migraines, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, and many more.

Chiropractic Care VS. Pharmaceutical Treatment

While some medical conditions require pharmaceuticals or surgery, it may surprise many to learn that numerous conditions do not. 

Unlike medical treatments that typically involve adding substances to the body, chiropractic wellness addresses the root cause by removing elements contributing to symptoms. For example, instead of solely relying on painkillers for headaches, our approach involves creating flexibility in the spine and joints, particularly in the neck and shoulders, which can alleviate nerve and muscular irritation and potentially cure headaches originating from underlying issues. 

What You Can Expect At Your Chiropractic Appointment

At Dynamic Physiotherapy and Chiropractic in Kanata, your visit begins with a personalized consultation with your chiropractor. During this one-on-one session, you’ll discuss your primary concern, along with your health history, occupational and lifestyle stressors, activity level, and other relevant factors affecting your current condition.

Our chiropractors in Kanata and Stittsville use their hands along with orthopaedic testing to provide diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care for many disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, and joints. This hands-on treatment is used to address imbalances, pain, and dysfunction anywhere in the body. Our treatment plans are built for your specific situation to quickly and safely return you to your desired lifestyle.

Our Kanata chiropractors offer a variety of therapy options to support your recovery, including manipulation, exercise programs, acupuncture, dry needling, orthotics, soft tissue therapy and other non-invasive options. We are also qualified to provide supplemental, dietary and lifestyle advice that can make all the difference as part of an overall recovery plan. Our care can be the primary aspect of your treatment, or it can be combined with several other healthcare services, such as physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture and co-treating with your family physician.

We work directly with you to educate you about your specific injury and to help you avoid similar pain or dysfunction in the future. At the end of the day, your practitioner will help you work towards your goals and a healthier lifestyle. 

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Are chiropractic adjustments good for you?

Chiropractic treatment offers numerous potential advantages, such as pain relief, increased mobility, better posture, and overall health enhancement. Our chiropractors use spinal adjustments and manual therapies to realign and improve the function of the musculoskeletal system. A chiropractic adjustment is an evidence based technique that requires many years of training, and a high degree of competency to perform. 

Is chiropractic safe for all ages?

Because of their small stature and delicate nature, many believe babies are unsuitable candidates for chiropractic care. Nevertheless, chiropractors possess expertise in administering safe, gentle, and efficacious adjustments to patients spanning all age groups, including infants. We offer pediatric care for children of all ages. 

Are chiropractic services covered by OHIP or insurance?

OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) doesn’t cover chiropractic care. However, most insurance plans do. Contact your insurance provider to get a better understanding of the specifics of your coverage and plan. At our health clinic, we are also pleased to offer direct billing.

Are chiropractors certified doctors?

Chiropractors undergo rigorous training for seven to eight years before completing and passing federal and provincial board examinations, earning them the title of Doctor of Chiropractic. They are recognized by government bodies as primary healthcare practitioners.

Do you need multiple treatments and then have to continue treatment indefinitely?

Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic treatment does not necessitate lifelong dependency. Once you achieve your treatment goals and or the body achieves optimal health, continued visits become a choice rather than a necessity. Our chiropractors work with you to achieve your desired outcome.

What is the cracking during an adjustment?

The cracking sounds during chiropractic adjustments result from the release of gas within joint spaces, not your bones cracking. These adjustments relieve joint restrictions, reducing pain and improving range of motion.

Are neck adjustments safe?

Research indicates minimal risks associated with cervical/neck adjustments when performed by a licensed chiropractor, for the appropriate condition and person, which is determined after a thorough examination. When appropriate, neck adjustments are a safe and effective method for managing conditions like headaches and neck tension.

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