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Book with one of our expert Chiropractors to help relieve your sciatica pain, neck pain, low back pain & more

Accepting new clients at our Scarborough & Riverdale locations

Direct Insurance Billing & Online Booking Available

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractors

Chiropractors can help treat & manage your pain & injuries. Whether it’s neck tension from sitting at your desk all day, or a low back injury from deadlifting – we gotchu. Our chiropractors work hands-on for a minimum of 30minutes and can incorporate many different techniques including cupping, stretching, acupuncture, soft tissue release and active exercise therapy

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What is that cracking sound in chiropractic adjustments? Are adjustments safe?

An adjustment (also known as joint manipulations) is when your chiropractor applies directed & controlled force to your joints to restore limited range of motion, decrease pain, and reduce nerve irritation.

The “crack” you hear during your adjustment is just the joints opening up. Think about a suction cup releasing from a wall. It is NOT your bones “cracking”. When your joints are stiff, there’s a lot of pressure that is built up in the joint space – and the “pop” is just the sound of that pressure releasing.

Yes – adjustments are safe! Your Chiropractor has been trained for years in the art & science of proper joint manipulations. They will always perform a thorough assessment to ensure adjustments are safe and beneficial for you – and will always work within your comfort level.

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What Does a Chiropractor Do?


Chiropractors are manual therapists who provide diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, extremities and joints.
They can use many different techniques including acupuncture, active release therapy, graston, soft tissue release, joint mobilizations and of course joint adjustments!

Conditions That Can Be Treated By a Chiropractor

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Neck Pain
  • TMJ & Jaw Pain
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Bulges/Herniations
  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Scoilosis
  • Vertigo
  • Concussions
  • Sports Injuries
  • … & more

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes – we offer direct billing with most insurance companies! Most of our services including Chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, naturopathic medicine, IV therapy, fascial stretch therapy. cupping therapy & acupuncture can all be covered under eligible insurance plans.

Do I need a Doctor’s Note?

No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to come to start any of your treatments at our clinics. However, check with your insurance company to see if you need one for reimbursement. If you have any ultrasound/x-ray/MRI/CT results, please bring them in or send them to use so we can review the results with you.

Why Choose a Chiropractor at Axis Therapy & Performance

At Axis Therapy it is our mission to become a pivotal part of your recovery journey. We do not compromise on quality of care or customer service. We are results driven, and are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and live pain free.

Our Chiropractors also collaborate with other team members (physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and fascial stretch therapists) to ensure you are getting a complete circle of care.

Your chiropractor can use a wide range of techniques including (but not limited to) adjustments, stretching, active release technique, cupping therapy, contemporary acupuncture/dry needling, ultrasound, IMS, and exercise rehab.


Our Expert Therapists in Your Corner.

Client Experience. We have no greater goal than to get you feeling better, moving better & help you get back to doing the things you love.

Full Assessment. To identify the root cause of your issues, our therapists will always perform a full assessment.

Hands On Treatment. We don’t believe in hooking you up to a machine/putting a heat pad on and walking away. Every session includes hands-on treatment to help relieve your pain right away.

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Expert therapists. On top of the many years of school & formal education, our therapists are always learning more. Annual continuing education courses, team skill building & case study sessions are just a few ways our team is continuously learning.


Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT Scarborough
1585 Markham Rd, Unit 308
Scarborough, ON M1B 2W1

Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT, Naturopath Riverdale
377 Broadview Ave, Unit 101
Toronto, ON M4K 2M7

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