Chiropractic Care is for Everyone!

Chiropractic care can bring better health to every member of your family. Collingwood Chiropractor, Dr. Melissa Longo, serves people of all ages at Thrive Chiropractic & Holistic Care.

Many people think chiropractic is restricted to serving adults and injured athletes. That could not be further from the truth. Read on to discover how Dr. Melissa Longo, supports the Collingwood community through chiropractic.


Why Choose Chiropractic Care to Support Your Pregnancy?

  • Ease with aches & pains
  • Help with breathing and digestive challenges
  • Physical support for natural delivery
  • Optimize fetal environment & positioning

Thoughts from Clients:

“Best thing I did during my pregnancy! I felt safe, supported, and well-informed.”

“I never thought I could feel so good during my pregnancy.”

“I was nervous to consider chiropractic care but I was surprised by how comfortable it was, how quickly my aches and pains disappeared, and how much energy I had.”


Sometimes there are minor traumas to their infant spine (from the birth process, accidents, incorrect diapering, too much time in car seats, not enough tummy time, toxicity) which impede this healthy development, and that’s where  Chiropractic comes in! Children respond easily and well to appropriate and gentle spinal care from Chiropractors who have special training in pediatric development, anatomy, and neurology, and parents are equally thrilled with the results they see in their children. 

To find out more about infant spinal development and how chiropractic can support it, read this blog post.


Why do parents take their children to Chiropractors?

Parents take their children to chiropractors to help them recover from an illness, develop proper motor skills, support their brain development, and facilitate the body’s healing response to many health challenges. Although Chiropractic is not a treatment for any ailment, many parents find their children respond well to spinal care as a supportive strategy to their family’s health.

Chiropractic kids grow strong and healthy!

Spinal misalignments start early in life, and the sooner they are corrected, the better the body is able to recover and heal.

Adjustments for children are gentle and safe, and parents often comment about how much their children look forward to visits to the office.

We have a special children’s area, an elephant adjusting table and tons of toys to keep little ones busy!  Dr. Melissa is specially trained in Pediatrics and the children love her care and attention.


Research studies on adolescents show neck and upper limb pain are more common in the fall-spring, and speculate it is because of the added schedule demands and academic stresses at that time, combined with playing musical instruments, jobs, sports involvement, studying, and long hours sitting.

Chiropractic can support your teen with far more than injury recovery. Spinal subluxations affect your joint mobility, but more importantly they affect the ability of your brain and spinal cord to coordinate all the internal functions that regulate how you think, feel, digest, breathe, and heal.

To find out more about how to support your teen with chiropractic care, read this blog post.


Structure dictates function. Chiropractic is a completely natural approach to strengthening the structure and function of the body.  Based on a simple truth: the human body is self-healing and self-regulating. What enables it to do this? The amazing and complex nervous system. 

Housed within the protection of your skull and vertebrae, the brain and spinal cord – a vast communication network inside your body. Each of your 750 trillion cells is connected to a nerve.  The nerves carry life-sustaining energy to and from the brain and all your organs. Therefore, for the body to be healthy and working well, there can be no disturbance to this remarkable system.


As the physical body matures (and our minds become wiser!), many look for ways to maintain their vitality and continue their quality of life.

Whether you simply want to resolve a painful condition, or restore balance to your body on the path to wellness, a Doctor of Chiropractic can help you.

By far the most common phrase I hear from the senior people in my practice is “I wish I knew about this years ago.”

Chiropractic care has restored a wonderful quality of life and refueled the passion for living in countless senior citizens worldwide.  After all, isn’t that what the retirement years are supposed to be about? Enjoying the freedom to participate in activities and hobbies with time that was once consumed by a career or growing family?

To find out more about how chiropractic can support seniors, read this blog post.

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