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One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors at Durham Spine Care practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.


Physiotherapy is a health care profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being.

Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness. Physiotherapists often work in teams with other health professionals to help meet an individual’s health care needs.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Acupuncture/TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Acupuncture, also known as needle puncture, is a traditional Chinese therapeutic treatment that involves the insertion of tiny needles into the body at specific acupoints. It originates from China and has been practiced in the Orient for almost 4,000 years. In the late 20 century, acupuncture began to spread rapidly in Europe and North America, and started to grow a high acceptance and popularity amongst the general public in the western world.


K-Laser Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005.

Spinal Decompression

Until you experience a back injury, you have no real understanding of how debilitating it is. Virtually every movement uses one of the back or adjoining muscles. Back pain sufferers experience numbness, weakness, and reduced functioning of the limbs. Back pain interferes with work, sleep, and relaxation as well. If your injury progresses to the point where the disc material moves into spaces occupied by nerves, you are facing back surgery…well until now that is. With the inception of the ABS spinal decompression machines, patients now have a non- surgical option to relieve the nonstop pain they have been experiencing.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own..

Ultrasound and IFC

Therapeutic ultrasound is a modality that has been used by physiotherapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.


Durham Spine care is a fully operational rehabilitation centre. We are an approved service provider through WSIB and can complete all related WSIB paperwork. This includes; Health professionals report (form 8), FAF’s, return to work recommendations and administer all program of cares. Our office will bill WSIB directly for your treatments.

Motor Vehicle Accident

As an approved service provider, Durham Spine Care is licensed to provide you with all your rehabilitation needs. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of whiplash related conditions. During your first visit, our office staff will assist to complete all insurance related paperwork and ensure all your documents are submitted to your insurance carrier on time. As a regulated health centre, we will submit all appropriate treatment plans timely to your insurance directly. In this case, all bills will be paid directly to our office, so no need to worry about up front treatment costs. Our priority is to provide you with timely access to quality care and ensure you are recovering from your injuries.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a regulated, primary health care profession that focuses on patient centered care. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) integrate natural therapies including: botanical medicine, diet/nutrition, physical medicine/manipulation, cupping, acupuncture, lifestyle counseling, health promotion and disease prevention. Through the various modalities that are offered, NDs take time listening to patient concerns, request and discuss blood results, perform physical exams and develop appropriate treatment plans that fit the case.  Patients who are seeking naturopathic are typically those who are pursuing health promotion, preventing disease or sickness, those who are displaying symptoms and require relief and those who are diagnosed with an illness and are looking for alternate care. It is important to mention that NDs work alongside other medical practitioners and are involved in wholesome integrative medical care.

Areas of Support:
– Digestive concerns
– Mental health
– Metabolic health
– Immune support
– Hormonal health
– Fertility, pregnancy (prenatal, postpartum support)
– Autoimmune illnesses
– Weight loss
– Disease prevention/health promotion
– Facial rejuvenation acupuncture

Naturopathic Medicine is covered by most insurance companies and Health spending accounts

Concussion Treatment and Testing

Durham Spine Care provides baseline concussion testing through the use of the immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive test.

Our providers also provide treatment for concussion through the use of balance rehabilitation, integrated manual therapy, visual rehabilitation, nutritional interventions and exercise rehabilitation.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized form of treatment which aims to alleviate symptoms caused by vestibular disorders. Treatment involves manual head maneuvers and a progressive exercise based program which stimulates the vestibular system appropriately which aims to reduce vertigo, dizziness, visual complications and imbalance.

In Home and Functional Assessments for Auto Accidents

In Home and Functional Assessments for Auto Accidents

An In-Home Assessment involves an in-depth evaluation of the patient’s home and their living disposition. Our clinic addresses daily living issues faced due to auto accidents and provides an objective report based on observation and functional assessment. Recommendations are made for modification and techniques one can use to improve function and perform more efficiently in their living quarters. Our goal is to improve the patient’s safety and autonomy within their home and community setting.

Functional Assessments determine the client’s current functional abilities and physical tolerance through the use of various objective tests and evaluations. These tests identify specific limitations and restrictions which interfere with the client’s daily living and occupation. Functional Assessment determines if the client would benefit from a return to work plan with modifications and certain products that will help the client function in a safe and efficient manner.


Electro-Acupuncture is a modern modification of traditional acupuncture. A mild electric current passes between the needles during the treatment. This ensures that there is an optimal amount of stimulation during the whole treatment period. Electroacupuncture can cover larger areas of the body than traditional acupuncture and is more accurate. It has garnered good results regarding treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, injuries and spasms.

Trigenics - Chronic Knee and Shoulder Pain

Trigenics is a neuro-kinetic, sensorimotor assessment, treatment and training system which relieves pain and increases strength and movement. Trigenics depends upon the patient engaging voluntary movements in directions against the provider’s resistance to generate neurological reflexes which cause change in brain wave pattern.

It is a multimodal treatment system which combines a number of different treatment techniques which are applied at the same time to facilitate a greater effect. It is an evidence based treatment which has been proven to reduce swelling and inflammation of acute traumatic injuries. It has also been proven very effective in restoring the nerve to muscle pathways and movement patterns thus reducing or resolving chronic pain.

Psychological Assessment For Auto Accidents

Our team of psychologists and social workers will perform an in-depth screening and assessment to identify psychological difficulties a patient may be experiencing after a motor vehicle accident. This could range from anxiety, mood changes, depression and chronic pain. After a thorough assessment our therapists will provide 1-1 counselling sessions to help your recovery.

Rehabilitative Exercises

Rehabilitative Exercises

Rehabilitative exercises aim at restoring one’s movement, decrease pain, increase strength and stability. These exercises are designed to increase one’s functional capacity which leads to optimization of their quality of life. Additionally some of these exercises will help with activating weak/dysfunctional muscles, help regulate breathing patterns, strengthen and stabilize joints and improve movement.

Post Operative Services

Post-operative services refer to the medical care provided to patients after they have undergone a surgical procedure. These services aim to ensure that patients recover safely and fully from their surgery and minimize the risk of complications. These services help to manage pain, prevent complications, and promote healing and recovery.

Post Operative

Psychotherapy and Mental Health

Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that involves a trained mental health professional helping a person to overcome emotional and psychological difficulties. The goal of psychotherapy is to improve a person’s mental health and well-being, by addressing the underlying issues that are causing distress.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is a type of acupuncture that focuses on improving the appearance of the face and skin. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the face and body to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and promote a more youthful, radiant appearance.

Cosmetic Acupuncture
Vitamin B12 Injection

Vitamin B12 Injection

Vitamin B12 injections are a method of administering vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system, red blood cell production, and DNA synthesis. Vitamin B12 injections are typically given to people who have a deficiency of this vitamin, which can occur due to a variety of factors, including diet, malabsorption, and certain medical conditions.

Pre and Post Natal Wellness

Pre and postnatal wellness refers to the physical and mental health of mothers and babies during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. It is important for women to prioritize their health during these times, as it can affect both their own well-being and that of their child. It involves taking care of oneself physically, emotionally, and mentally to ensure a healthy pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is a type of manual therapy that focuses on stretching and manipulating the body’s fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs. The goal of FST is to increase mobility, reduce pain and tension, and improve overall function and performance. FST has been shown to have many potential benefits, including increased range of motion, improved flexibility, reduced pain and tension, improved posture, and enhanced athletic performance.

Virtual TeleHealth Services

Virtual telehealth refers to the delivery of healthcare services and consultations through virtual means, such as video conferencing, phone calls, or messaging. It allows healthcare providers to connect with patients remotely, providing medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment without requiring an in-person visit.

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