Common Conditions Chiropractors Treat:

  • Neck Pain & Headaches

  • Concussions

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain & Injury

  • Low Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Disc Injuries

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Hip Pain & Buritis

  • Knee & Ankle Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

Dr. Bolger’s Treatment Specialties:

  • Neck & Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Tendinitis

  • Jaw/TMJ Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Contemporary Acupuncture

Dr. Gelinas’s Treatment Specialties:

  • Neck & Back Pain

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Tendinitis

  • Jaw/TMJ Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic Services in Hamilton

Chiropractors are regulated health professionals designated as primary-contact practitioners, which means you do not require a referral to visit. Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnose, and treat various conditions, focusing on the spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system.

Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that uses various techniques to address the position and movement of the body and restore proper function. For example, a specific injury can be addressed at your chiropractic visit, or some patients feel relief from regular spinal check-ups; Just as you would regularly take your car in for maintenance, your body needs maintenance care to address and prevent injury before it starts. In addition, regular care promotes improved mobility and optimal health.

Our chiropractors, Dr. Gelinas and Dr. Bolger, use a patient-centred approach, drawing from the best available evidence and clinical expertise to deliver a treatment plan to help your body function at its best. They focus on restoring the body’s natural movement to alleviate pain, improve function and prevent injury. Book with them here.


What type of treatments do chiropractors provide?

Diversified Spinal Manipulation Therapy: Using their hands to guide your joint(s) through a precise range of motion, chiropractors apply a gentle, controlled force which alleviates joint pain and dysfunction. This treatment is painless, and patients feel significant relief afterwards.

Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques: Our chiropractors utilize manual techniques similar to massage therapy on specific muscles and regions to relax the tension and relieve pain using their hands or a handheld tool.

Exercise Prescription: Exercises are often used in conjunction with other treatment therapies to help build strength, balance, and flexibility and to help rehabilitate injuries, prevent future damage, and increase overall performance.

Stretching: Our chiropractors use various stretching techniques to help relax tightened muscles and restore proper joint motion and mobility.

Acupuncture: Contemporary medical acupuncture focuses on neuromuscular problems of the body. Using the painless needling approach, acupuncture needles can modulate the abnormal activity of the muscles and nervous system to restore proper function. In addition, our chiropractors are skilled in the application of acupuncture needles, so discomfort is minimal.

Modalities: TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), IFC (Interferential Current), Laser Therapy: These therapies can be used as adjunctive treatment to help minimize pain, relax muscle tissue and improve joint function.

Kinesiotaping™: Our chiropractors use specially designed soft, tension-loaded stretchy tape that is applied to the body to correct faulty movement patterns, improve posture, and decrease swelling and pain. You may have seen this on many athletes in the Olympics and other professional sports teams.

Myofascial Cupping Therapy: Silicone cups are applied to treatment areas to increase blood flow and promote tissue healing and repair. “Cupping” is also effective in relieving pain and helping improve muscular function.

Collaborative Care

When needed, our chiropractors work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners within the clinic including physicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropodists, counsellors and other specialists in order to best manage your health needs. Please inquire for more information.

Practitioners Offering Chiropractic Service

Dr. Marissa Gelinas

Clinical Director & Chiropractor, Hons. B.A. Kin., D.C.

Dr. Marissa Gelinas is an experienced Chiropractic Doctor with over a decade of clinical experience. As Durand Health’s Clinical Director, Dr. Gelinas provides support to both our team and our patients to ensure that every experience at Durand Health is seamless. Dr. Gelinas recognized early in her career the importance of an integrated model of care to provide the best patient experience. Dr. Gelinas has a passion for healthy living & exercise and strives to continue to educate herself on various innovations in health and wellness care.

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”
– William Osler

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Dr. Greg Bolger

Chiropractor & CMAP

Dr. Greg Bolger completed his Honours Degree in Human Kinetics with a speciality in Movement Science at the University of Windsor before heading to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He is passionate about helping people treat not only their symptoms during treatments but getting to the root of the functional issues that may be causing problems to reoccur. In practice, Dr. Bolger practices a patient-centred approach to the assessment and treatment of each patient. Throughout his career, he has continually learned and added new assessment and treatment options to serve his patients best.

“Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living” -Greg Anderson

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