Dr. Christopher J. Morgan, BSc., DC, FCCSS(C)
Dr. Morgan started his chiropractic career in 1997 as an associate at the Wiles Centre for Chiropractic & Wellness in Scarborough, Toronto and launched Morgan Chiropractic & Wellness (MCW) with his wife Ava in 2000.
MCW is a unique, family-oriented, interdisciplinary health clinic in central Toronto providing services in chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and individual and family counselling, in addition to several complimentary health and wellness programs.
Dr. Morgan received his bachelor of science from the University of Toronto, completed his chiropractic education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and in 2004 Dr. Morgan completed the fellowship program with the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences and became one of less than 200 chiropractic sports specialist in Canada.
In addition Dr. Morgan and the MCW Team have participated in numerous health promotion events and fairs at local malls, community churches, elementary and post-secondary institutions, including providing health services such as the Annual Christian Youth Sports Academy family Track and Field day at York University.
In 2012 Dr. Morgan was a recipient of the 3M Health Leadership Award and the Planet Africa Marcus Garvey Memorial Award for his efforts in developing and leading initiatives that address underlying social and economic factors that influence health.
In 2014 Dr. Morgan developed a Low Back Pain program, Back 2 Life, for TAIBU Community Health Centre as part of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Primary Care Low Back Pain Pilot.
Dr. Morgan is happily married to his wonderful wife of seventeen years Ava, and they are blessed with four cheerful and challenging young children that fill their life. Dr. Morgan believes that leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to add years onto your life and life into your years. He is a leader in his community, and a constant promoter and advocate for better health outcomes for families and communities.
His professional appointments include:
- Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ParaPanVolunteer Medical,
- Francophone Games in Niger, Africa 2005, Athletics Canada team chiropractor
- World Dragonboat Crew World Championships, Toronto 2006; Sports Doctor
- Men’s Relay Training Camp, Ottawa 2007, 2009 Athletics Canada team chiropractor
- Men’s and Women’s Relay Teams at the 2008 Penn Relays, in Philadelphia USA.
Chiropractic is a branch of the health sciences which focuses upon the body's neuromusculoskeletal system. A chiropractor is concerned with how your body's skeletal and nervous system is functioning. Since your spine is the key highway for your central nervous system, a chiropractor is trained to use a variety of diagnostic methods to examine and treat your spine and bone structure.
Although the major focus of chiropractic is on the spine and central nervous system, your chiropractor is concerned with the wellness of your whole body. Since your nervous system determines how well you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally, many problems you are experiencing may be related to a problem with your spine and nervous system.
No. A patient does not have to be referred. Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact health
care professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly. However, chiropractors often work closely with MDs, 44 per cent of whom refer their patients to chiropractors when they believe chiropractic treatment will help alleviate a patient’s condition1. Similarly, chiropractors frequently refer to medical doctors when necessary.
Chiropractors are experts trained in the neuromusculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors provide conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders including, but not limited to, back, neck and head pain (over 90 percent of conditions treated). Chiropractic care is also effective for shoulder, arm. wrist pain, leg, knee and foot pain, and repetitive strains and sprains. They also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition.
During your first visit, the chiropractor will want to know about your health history as well as your current complaint. Your home and work life as well as your level of physical activity may also affect your health, so don't be surprised to be asked questions about these.
Although chiropractors use their hands for most treatments, they also use other methods such as heat, light, specialized adjusting instruments, ultrasound, electrotherapy, personalized exercise programs, muscle-testing and balancing. Your chiropractor can also give you information and guidance on how you can stay healthy through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic adjustment is the most common form of treatment utilized by chiropractors in clinical practice. Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during four intensive years of chiropractic education. The primary goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to decrease pain, improve areas of reduced movement in the joints and supporting tissues, particularly of the spine, and decrease muscle tightness or spasm through the restoration of normal mechanics and improved functioning of the spine, extremities and supporting soft tissue structures.
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to common musculoskeletal conditions such as headache, neck and back pain. As such, it is a low risk therapy. Complications arising from a chiropractic adjustment are rare.