Close to one million Albertans choose chiropractic treatment each year as part of their health care. Patients of chiropractic achieve relief from pain and discomfort that helps them lead healthier, more active lives.

Bow River Chiropractic Clinic

Chiropractic Clinic

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that diagnoses, treats and helps prevent disorders and conditions related to the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic provides conservative management of disorders including, but not limited to back, neck and head pain. Work accidents, sports injuries, stress, even everday activity can cause spinal injury, dysfunction or misalignment. Chiropractors diagnose these problems and then work with patients to address and resolve the problems causing pain, discomfort, and/or restricted range of motion.

The form of treatment used by chiropractors is called a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation. This is a gentle, controlled, and directed pressure that helps to restore the spine’s ability to function and relieve nerve irritation.

What to expect:

Cochrane chiropractor performing an adjustment at Bow River Chiropractic Clinic.

Chiropractor Performing an Adjustment

On your first visit the chiropractor will ask you to fill in a health history form and then he will review your history and current health with you.

Your chiropractor will then conduct a full assessment of your condition. This will include a physical examination, orthopedic and neurological testing, and direct palpation of joint movement. Your chiropractor might order x-rays or other diagnostic imaging to diagnose the source of your condition.

He will then tell you what he finds and recommend a specific course of treatment.

Practitioner Training:

Doctors of Chiropractic are trained as primary contact health care practitioners. In Canada, Doctors of Chiropractic require a minimum of seven years postsecondary education. Following the completion of the required post-secondary education, chiropractic students complete a 4500 hour classroom and clinical program from an accredited chiropractic college that typically takes 4 years to complete.

Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors

Dr. Andrew Janzen, BSc., DC

Cochrane Chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Janzen, BSc., DC

Dr. Andrew
Janzen, BSc., DC

Andrew's Chiropractic practice focuses on treating musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain. He believes in treating the problematic condition quickly and educating patients in measures to prevent reoccurrences. He has taken extra training in laser therapy to treat sport and joint injuries, and orthotic therapy for foot conditions. Dr. Janzen has also completed his Medical Acupuncture and Trigger Point Dry Needling certification. These modalities allow him to treat a wider variety of painful muscle and joint conditions.

Dr. Adam Postmus, DC

Cochrane Chiropractor, Dr. Adam Postmus, DC

Dr. Adam
Postmus, DC

Dr. Adam specializes in lower body injuries and running/walking biomechanics . He integrates a combination of chiropractic care, movement and functional assessment, injury rehabilitation and patient education in order to facilitate his patients returning to optimal function as quickly and effectively as possible.