Each BALANCE treatment is uniquely tailored your individual health care needs, thus establishing a genuine relationship with you and strengthening your outlook on leading a healthy lifestyle.  We have a modern health care centre offering more than just chiropractic care.  Click here to see more.

What can you expect on your first visit?

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You can expect a 15-30 minute visit on your first appointment.  We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork.

Initially you will be asked to complete a brief form with general information about your health and chiropractic requirements.

Then, you'll have a one-on-one consultation with your doctor. Depending on his findings, he may begin chiropractic care on that day.  If imaging is required, such as an X-Ray, he well refer you.

Your Second Visit!

Dr. Rooney will review your care and ask about any changes or questions from your first visit.  This visit usually takes 15 -20 minutes.​

Each Visit Builds on the one before...

You'll have your adjustment with Dr. Rooney on each visit.   

You may learn about stretches and exercises that can be done at home to complement the chiropractic treatments. 

If images were taken after your initial visit, he'll review them.  Your care will continue with an adjustment.

Our goal is to assist you with feeling better and feeling balanced!


Everyone heals at different rates. 

Your improvement will depend on your nutrition, sleep patterns, daily activities and overall lifestyle.  You may get better immediately or it could take time. 

What Is Chiropractic Care?

One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.  Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.

What do Chiropractors Do?

Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are predicated on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

For many conditions, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care is frequently the primary method of treatment. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions. According to patient surveys, by treating the musculoskeletal elements of such disorders, chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve the general well-being of the patient.


Chiropractic treatment services are provided and billed by Clinic.  Balance Chiropractic will provide you with a statement that you can submit to your insurance company to instruct them to send reimbursements directly to you.  This can be done either lectronically or a printed copy will be made available. Please be aware that with many health plans Chiropractic Care may be under "Other" treatments. 

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Chiropractic Adjustments:

  • Positively stimulates the nervous system, 

  • Introduces motion into the joints,

  • Moves nourishing fluids into the joints to reduce joint adhesions, 

  • Improves joint performance,

  • Reduces inflammation,

  • Reduces symptoms of pain.

How Does My Body Heal After an Injury?

Phase 1: Inflammation & Rest


Swelling and inflammation occur during the first few days of incurring an injury.  The best way to treat the injury is to à concentrate on REST and using ICE to reduce the inflammation. 

Note:  Ice for 10 minutes on/off several times until inflammation is reduced. 
This is a rest Phase, only do light activity to promote healing.


Phase 2: Repair - the Body Back Together Again


During the first 6 – 12 weeks, following an injury, your body will be working on repairing the injured tissue. It does this by forming scar tissue around the injured area.   As this scar is forming, it is normal to feel a little more tension within the injured area.  Over time, the scar will remodel and form a stronger and stronger scar.  This remodeling, helps the weak scar to become stronger and build more tensile strength.  During this Phase, it is very important to stay active and continue with your chiropractic treatments.


Phase 3: Strength & Full Recovery


This phase is all about remodeling and repair.  Although, you may feel much better now, you are certainly not fully healed yet!  It can take up to 12 months to fully heal an injury.  Stay on track! Your chiropractic visits will be much less often as you graduate towards more of a maintenance treatment plan…Phase 3 recovery schedule. Frequency of care and length of recovery, really depends on the extent of the original injury, past injuries, your overall health and activity level.  People often feel good and discontinue care too early.  Your body needs to be encouraged to heal.


Dedication to the healing process will pay off in the form of a stronger, more balanced well-aligned and stable structure.  Your body will thank you for it!

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Balance Chiropractic

240 N. Hill St. Thunder Bay, ON


Monday - 8:00am to 5;30pm

Tuesday - 9:30am to 6:00pm

Wednesday - 8:00am to 5;30pm

Thursday - 8:00am to 5;30pm

Friday - 9:30am to 2:00pm  Office may close earlier due to scheduling/availability

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed

*Each RMT sets their own hours. 


The main office has full time reception to schedule your next appointment.

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* Dr. Rooney, D.C. is available for chiropractic care treatment during Practice Hours, Monday to Friday. 


Appointments can be booked by calling 807-768-1400 and speaking to a member of the Patient Care Services team. 


We look forward to hearing from you! 

*Information on this website does not replace advice from a qualified health care professional who can properly assess your physical health and recommend treatment.

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