What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient-centred care and research, with expert knowledge in spine and musculoskeletal health. One of the largest primary contact health care professions in Canada, chiropractors treat approximately 4.5 million Canadians annually with drug free, non-invasive, hands-on care.

Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities and provide a diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints, thereby reducing pain and increasing joint function and improve overall health. 

Back health is important
The body’s information highway – your nervous system – is protected by the spine. The nervous system travels out between the vertebrae or joints of the spine to carry messages from the brain to every corner of your body. Stress and strain on the vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves in the affected area. That is why a problem with your spine can have far-reaching effects causing symptoms such as arm or leg pain.

When to consider chiropractic care
If aching joints and muscle pain are affecting your ability to get through the day and keeping you away from your favourite activities, consider chiropractic care.  Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and back problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.

Here are some of the most common reasons why more than 4 million Canadians visit a chiropractor each year:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Headache

  • Whiplash

  • Strains and sprains from daily activities

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Work and sports-related injuries

  • Arthritis

  • Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs

Benefits of chiropractic care
Chiropractic treatment is skilled, hands-on health care that relieves pain and helps your body be its best. Here are some of the ways it can help you.

  • Improved movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso

  • Better posture

  • Relief from headaches, neck and back pain

  • Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries

  • Enhanced athletic performance

  • Improved flexibility

  • Relief of pregnancy-related back ache

  • Correction of gait and foot problems

Who is Dr. Mackenzie?

Dr. MacKenzie began his journey as a baseball player for Team Ontario when he found his passion for improving and pushing the level of the human potential. He then attended Canisius College an NCAA Division I school where he continued towards his goals of professional baseball. An injury along his journey  brought him to chiropractic care where he discovered his new passion. Dr. MacKenzie graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has since decided to aid athletes in avoiding common injuries and performing at the next level. 

At Mackenzie Performance Chiropractic we are dedicated to delivering quality, natural, evidence-based healthcare to individuals where their concerns and goals are the primary focus. Our vision is to be the primary health care choice for individuals seeking to improve and optimize their health and performance. 


  • New client  = $80

  • Review session = $65

  • 15 minute Follow-up = $45

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Mackenzie Performance Chiropractic is an associated member of the following associations and groups.  Dr. Mackenzie is committed to those he works with and as such continues to learn and advance his tools as an practitioner.