Drs. Ali Atoof and Monica Ngo | Chiropractors in London, ON
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What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic care treats a patient's neuromusculoskeletal system including the bones, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments. A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to maintain optimal alignment to assist in managing back and neck pain.
What is the role of a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors examine a patient's spine and muscle reflexes as part of their evaluation. They may also conduct tests and take x-rays to identify the patient's illness, after which they devise a treatment plan and track the patient's progress.
Chiropractors do not recommend pain relief; instead, they rely on and support the body's natural healing abilities. A chiropractor's main treatment is spinal manipulation, which involves applying force to a joint in the spine with their hands or instruments, shifting the joint in a specific direction for improved alignment.
Chiropractors may use various therapies in addition to spinal manipulation, such as:
Treatment with heat and cold
Diet and weight-loss advice
Chiropractors will sometimes use massage treatment, ultrasound, braces, and shoe inserts to help reduce discomfort.
What to expect from a Chiropractor?
Your chiropractor will analyze your health history and physical condition on your initial visit. This appointment will take a little longer than usual, so plan on spending 45-60 minutes in the office.
Visit for the Initial Assessment
Many disorders can be detected by obtaining a comprehensive history and listening to the patient's story. Make sure to tell your chiropractor about any previous medical ailments you've had and any current symptoms you're experiencing, so they can pinpoint the source of your discomfort.
In addition to knowing your medical history, it's critical to assess your body's present physical status with a thorough and focused physical examination that will help you identify the source of your problem. This examination may include range of motion tests, postural assessments, gait assessments, neurological exams, orthopedic testing and other tests.
Your Chiropractor will analyze your results and explain what they found to be the main cause of your issues after your thorough examination. This is also a good time to ask your chiropractor questions and express any concerns you may have. Our chiropractors will recommend a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your health and well-being objectives. We are your partners in your treatment at Unity Spine and Health, thus we will always ask for your permission before we treat you.
If deemed appropriate and safe for your specific condition, you can expect treatment. Manual therapy, home exercises, and advice may be used as part of your custom-tailored treatment plan.
Dr. Ali Atoof, DC
Dr. Ali is from London, Ontario, and studied Biology and Medical Sciences at Western University (Hons.) He subsequently went on to New York Chiropractic College, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC). Dr. Ali is dedicated to providing chiropractic care to his patients and assisting them in achieving pain relief and optimal function through manual therapy and exercise. He takes pleasure in being a hands-on, evidence-based, and most importantly, patient-centred healthcare professional. Dr. Ali views his treatment as a collaborative effort between he and his patients, and he is committed to encouraging his patients to move and live an active lifestyle. He specializes in spine and lower back issues, lower extremity injuries (such as hip, glutes and knee pain) and sports injury rehabilitation.
Dr. Monica Ngo, DC
Dr. Monica was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and studied Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She continued her education at New York Chiropractic College after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC). Dr. Monica is a devoted female chiropractor who has worked in a variety of interdisciplinary settings in Toronto and London, Ontario alongside medical doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropodists. Whiplash, concussions, and TMJ-related problems are among her therapy interests. Dr. Monica's treatments are evidence-based and patient-centered, emphasizing results and a hands-on approach to therapy. Her primary objective is to educate, empower, and offer self-sufficiency to all her patients, focusing on movement and function to improve their quality of life.
To book your initial chiropractic assessment in London, Ontario, call Unity Spine and Health at (226) 223-2437 today.