Chiropractic Care in North Vancouver
Discover the Power of Spinal Health
North Shore Sports Medicine is proud to offer Chiropractic Care out of our Brooksbank location. Visit our Online Booking Page to make an appointment!
Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including spinal manipulation, to help alleviate pain and discomfort in their patients. Regular visits to a chiropractor can provide a range of benefits, including improved posture, increased mobility, and reduced pain and stiffness.
Chiropractors use a holistic approach to healthcare that emphasizes the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They work to identify the underlying causes of a patient’s pain or discomfort and develop a personalized treatment plan to address those issues. This can include a combination of spinal manipulation, exercise therapy, and lifestyle changes.
Your North Vancouver Chiropractor can help with:
- Neck pain/stiffness
- Upper/Mid back pain/stiffness
- Low back pain/stiffness
- Disc herniations / Sciatica
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain/stiffness
- Arthritis / Muscle aches
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot injuries
- Sports injuries (Plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, ITB syndrome, rotator cuff, etc.)
- Repetitive strain injury
- Nerve related injury
- Posture disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Meet Dr. Swetz
Dr. Josef Swetz is a 3rd generation chiropractor from Washington state, who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2019. He is a neuromusculoskeletal specialist, focused on restoring his patients’ health holistically using an evidenced-based approach. Josef combines various techniques such as manual therapy, Graston Technique, low force adjustment techniques, dynamic cupping, ergonomic advice, diet/supplement recommendations, and exercise/stretching prescriptions to create unique treatment plans for each individual. His goal is to mobilize and restore the function of muscles and joints, helping patients maintain optimal health and wellness and continue doing what they love. In his spare time, Josef enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, gardening, skiing, and reading research at coffee shops.
What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors can help with all sorts of issues, from assessing and diagnosing pain to creating care plans. They focus on treating bones, muscles, soft tissues, and joints, which are all crucial for supporting weight, body stability, and overall movement.
Why see a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are experts in correcting joint motion and restoring proper movement, which can help alleviate pain and prevent it from recurring. They can treat a variety of conditions that affect the neck, back, and joints, as well as certain types of headaches and migraines.
The benefits of seeing a chiropractor go beyond just pain relief, however. By working with a chiropractor, you can also improve your range of motion, flexibility, and overall physical function. They can help you recover from injuries more quickly and prevent future ones from occurring, allowing you to stay active and healthy over the long term.
Is chiropractic care covered by insurance?
Many extended health care plans partially or fully cover the services of a chiropractor in North Vancouver. Depending on your injury, chiropractic care may be covered by ICBC or WorkSafeBC. Those in BC who receive MSP Premium Assistance are also eligible for coverage of $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits per calendar year.