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Chiropractic, Pickering, ON

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Chiropractic offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to healing.

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession in the Pickering, Ontario area. Chiropractic doctors use non-invasive, hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints (musculoskeletal system).
Chiropractor in Pickering, Ontario
A chiropractor will take a history, perform a physical examination, and determine the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the chiropractor will create a treatment plan that may include spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), therapeutic exercises and other non-invasive therapies (e.g. myofascial release therapy or instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy), as well as provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractic care may also be used to provide symptomatic relief for patients with chronic conditions.

At Active Integrative Medicine, we offer multiple therapies, all under one roof!

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to healing. Chiropractic care can lead to the following:

  • Improved joint motion and coordination
  • Improved physical function and performance
  • Better Posture
  • Relief from various joint and musculoskeletal pains (back, neck, leg, shoulder arms)
  • Relief and healing from chronic injuries

What are common ailments that chiropractic doctors treat?

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck and back pain
  • Arthritis/joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-concussion symptoms
  • Work-related injuries (WSIB)

"Had a great experience."


"Went in for my initial visit with Dr Lester. He was thorough with my medical and physical assessment. Very honest. I recommend him to anyone looking for good chiropractic care. And I had a great experience with Melissa as well. I'll recommend her to everyone I know. Thank you both so much!"

★★★★★ Silvia F.

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Chiropractic in Pickering, Ontario


Our team will promote healthy movement through the use of spinal adjustments and active rehabilitation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at my initial chiropractic visit?

Your first visit ​is 45 minutes in length, and it will consist of a thorough history, a physical, and diagnosis of the chief complaint (reason for the visit). During the history, the doctor will be engaging you in a conversation that provides information and will help lead toward a diagnosis. The history will also include investigating past medical history and other possible health concerns.

The physical examination will consist of many tests geared toward delivering a proper diagnosis to your area of concern. Components of the physical examination can include medical procedures such as range of motion testing, neurological, orthopaedic, and functional muscle tests.

After the examination, the doctor will describe to you what they found, provide you with a diagnosis, and suggest an individualized treatment plan. If you haven’t completed the online intake form sent in your welcome email, please arrive at the clinic 15 minutes early to fill out the forms.

How are chiropractic doctors trained?

Chiropractors are regulated primary healthcare professionals, and they are one of only five classes of healthcare professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title “Doctor”, with its accompanying rights and obligations to impart a diagnosis.

Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent conditions & disorders of the spine, joints and muscles. There is a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education required to become a licensed doctor of chiropractic, and hundreds of hours of clinical training and hands-on experience.

Are chiropractic treatments covered by OHIP?

No. However, extended healthcare providers (work benefits) do cover chiropractic care. Please check with your extended health benefits plan to see if you have coverage. No referral is necessary to see a chiropractor.

Do you do direct billing?

Yes, we do provide direct billing. Please inquire with our front desk to confirm if we can submit for your insurance company.

How are chiropractic doctors regulated?

Chiropractic doctors in Ontario are regulated by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), which is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act. To enquire if a chiropractor is licensed, you can visit https://www.cco.on.ca/.

Have questions about whether chiropractic is right for you and your specific health concerns? You can book a complimentary 15-minute session to meet Dr. Lester, Dr. Nimal, or Dr. Ostrander to learn more about chiropractic and see if it’s the right fit for you. Please contact us today at Active Integrative Medicine with any questions.

At Active Integrative Medicine, we offer chiropractic care to patients from Pickering, Scarborough, Ajax, Durham, Whitby, Oshawa, and Markham, Ontario.

Why choose Active Integrative Medicine?

At Active Integrative Medicine, we founded our clinic with the vision of inspiring healthy and active living. Our approach is simple. We believe that health is our most valuable possession. So, we are committed to providing our patients with the best care. Our healthcare team is comprised of naturopathic and chiropractic doctors, an acupuncturist, and registered massage therapists who work collaboratively to optimize patient health and healing.

See what our clients are saying about our chiropractic services.

  Antony VinotharajahAntony Vinotharajah ★★★★★ It was very healthy and very good. Thanks Abby and AIM center.Pat HPat H ★★★★★ Dr. Ho was very friendly and thorough. I liked her and felt comfortable right away.Aimen IqbalAimen Iqbal ★★★★★ Finally—a clinic for babies! Yes babies!!!When I was told by my lactation consultant that my son had a mouth tie as well as jaw/neck tension and needed to see a chiropractor, I was instantly overwhelmed. Chiropractor for babies sounded dangerous and most of online said that mouth ties could only be corrected with a minor surgery. That was not an option for me 4 weeks postpartum with my anxiety already at an all time high.But I was DESPERATE. My baby was exclusively breastfed and each nursing session would take us 1.5 hours…yes, you read that right. 1.5 hours every 3 hours, sometimes less. To say I was depressed and miserable was an understatement.My lactation consultant recommended this clinic as well as Dr. Nimal and, due to my extreme sleep deprivation and desperation for a better breastfeeding journey, I booked an appointment.I am SO glad I did because my life absolutely transformed. Within 6-8 appointments I had a totally different baby. Through gentle stretches and massages (no cracking like they do for adults—don’t worry!) my son corrected his latch all on his own and improved his sucking reflex tremendously. He also became less stiff and more active overall. Our nursing sessions are now down to less than 10 minutes at 5 months postpartum! I have my whole life back with all this extra time.I cannot recommend this clinic and specifically Dr. Nimal enough. She was gentle and encouraging and really cared for my son through every step. My son loved her. He would instantly smile and relax once he saw her.So if you’re like me and struggling with breastfeeding or even an excessive gassy/colic baby, chiro makes a world of a difference!I highly recommend this clinic for their professionalism, generosity, and care for both adults and babies. They will truly improve your and your baby’s life for the better!Cindy NobleCindy Noble ★★★★★ I found Dr. Diane to be very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. It was my first visit with her today and I'm very excited about the journey ahead!Zola FelixZola Felix ★★★★★ My first visit was pleasant and very informative. The assessment was accurate and we have a plan of action to get me on the right track. Thank you Dr.Dharani for your professionalism and care! Looking forward to future sessions.Stefan MurasanStefan Murasan ★★★★★ Professional,dedicated , great experience ,a very positive attitude, goes above and beyond.Carl HofstraCarl Hofstra ★★★★★ Excellent massagePatricia HenriquePatricia Henrique ★★★★★ I found the clinic through here and I am happy to give my feedback. My appoitment was with Dr. Cecilia Ho. She is knowledgeable, patient, compassionate and took her time with me. The clinic is very clean and the receptionist is very helpful and friendly.Peter RebekPeter Rebek ★★★★★ I had a really good massage from Roxanne today. I highly recommend her to provide relief for those sore or aching muscles.samira sahisamira sahi ★★★★★ Abby has magical hands. Whenever I tell her about any specific pains like upper back or my heels, she does her magic there. I leave the room totally painfree.She is just amazing and a lovely person .SannySanny ★★★★★ Meeting with Dr Diane Peters was a pleasure. She took time to get to know me and ensure that I felt comfortable with her advice.Thank you again Dr PetersChef Berman temptationsChef Berman temptations ★★★★★ I found the whole experience from Victoria and Jamie at reception who greeted me with a smile and kind voice, to Dr. Lester who took his time to listen to the issues at hand, and treated me with exceptional professionalism and compassion. Highly recommend this entire operation.Diane RiddickDiane Riddick ★★★★★ Great massage.닥터레이닥터레이 ★★★★★ Amazing Chiropractor and team. I am a dentist and I was out of work for few days but right after the appointment - I was able to walk again. I would recommend Dr. Lester to my family and friends for sure!!!Kathrine VincentKathrine Vincent ★★★★★ I have only visited Dr. Ho twice, but even after those two interactions, I have discovered so much about my hormone and gut health. She is a wealth of knowledge and really takes the time to answer all of my questions. I feel optimistic about my health for the first time in a while and I thank Dr. Ho for that. Also, the clinic is beautiful and clean and the administrative staff is super friendly and helpful!Silvia FakhouriSilvia Fakhouri ★★★★★ Went in for my initial visit with Dr Lester. He was thorough with my medical and physical assessment. Very honest. I recommend him to anyone looking for a good chiropractic care. And I had a great experience with Melissa as well. I'll recommend her to everyone I know. Thank you both so much!Sanjay VishwanathanSanjay Vishwanathan ★★★★★ Melissa and Dr Lester are great at what they do, very professional and knowledgeable.david dentondavid denton ★★★★★ I have been a patient of Dr Diane Peters of 8 years and would recommend her for improving a person's health.js_loader

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