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Our Techniques and Services

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

The primary techniques we use include:

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free immobile joints… read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust… read more»

Myofascial Release

We’ll find tender areas where muscles and connective tissue are producing pain and restricted movement and gently release it. read more»

Core Stablization

Strengthening the muscles that stabilize your spine promotes good posture and alignment. We’ll show you exercises you can do at home or at the gym to further your progress.

Trigger Point

By applying direct pressure on affected muscles, we can reduce muscle spasms and flush out pooled blood and accumulated toxins. read more»


Using curved stainless steel instruments, we can successfully reduce adhesions and scar tissue, offering a pleasant sense of release. read more»

Motion Palpation

As you turn and bend we’ll apply a light pressure to the joint assessing movement. read more»


While many health problems can be traced to the spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees other joints of the body can be helped. read more»

Applied Kinesiology

Testing the strength of various muscles of your body helps us find structural problems revealed by a weak muscle… read more»

Nutritional Cleansing

Nutritional cleansing is available on request.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let the doctor know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.


We offer both western anotomical acupuncture and Traditional Chinese acupuncture. Common ailments where acupuncture would be helpful are: anxiety, stress, insomnia, hot flashes, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, digestive issues, pain management and more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Rankin is a Registered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use modern standardized herbs and herbal formulas that are uniquely chosen for each patient.

Bloor-Avenue Chiropractic | 1033 Bay Street, #314, Toronto | (416) 920-2468