Welcome to Norwood Chiropractic, 2373 County Rd 45 in Norwood Ontario.

Our professional staff provide quality care to individuals of all ages; from those seeking preventative care to those needing relief from chronic problems.

We offer a wide range of services in one location with minimal wait times and no referral required. Most of our services are covered by extended health care plans.

For those in Norwood and surrounding area, we offer massage therapy, chiropractic, physical rehabilitation and acupuncture..

Michael Norman
Michael Norman
Cathy Oliver
Cathy Oliver
Melanie Stainton
Melanie Stainton
Doulton Burnett
Doulton Burnett


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About Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a branch of the health sciences, which focuses upon the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system. 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.

Chiropractic returns the body to balance through adjustments of the spine and joints, normalizing joint motion, reducing nerve interference, relieving stress, and restoring normal body function. Adjustments can be done manually or by using an adjusting instrument.

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat joint, ligament, muscle, and tendon problems everywhere in the body. They are also able to provide rehabilitative exercises to speed healing.

Modalities may be used during your treatments to decrease muscle spasm, decrease pain, or help breakdown scar tissue. Examples of these modalities are laser, muscle stimulation, interferential current, ultrasound, and acupuncture.

Why Choose Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a safe, natural treatment that can reduce pain, increase your range of motion, and enhance your overall wellness.

Some conditions that may benefit from chiropractic care include:

  • headaches
  • whiplash
  • neck or back pain
  • jaw problems
  • shoulder tendinitis/bursitis
  • tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • hip pain
  • knee problems
  • achilles tendinitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • fallen arches
  • foot pain
  • sports injuries
  • osteoarthritis
  • fibromyalgia

Massage Therapy

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About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is not only an excellent tool to promote relaxation, it also plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process and in the treatment of chronic pain and common injuries. Massage therapy is a hands-on, drug-free approach to improve function and decrease pain. It also affects the whole body through stress reduction and increased circulation.

What Should I Expect From My First Session?

Chiropractor adjusting a female patientThe therapist will speak with you to determine the right kind
of massage techniques for you and your conditions.

In the treatment room, the therapist will conduct a physical examination, focused on your main complaints.

When it is time for your treatment, the therapist will explain how to get onto the table. You can remove whatever articles of clothing you are comfortable with.

The lotion should not stain your clothing.

During the massage your therapist will regularly check in with you on the pressure and your level of comfort. If you are ever uncomfortable, please speak up.

Why Choose Massage Therapy?

Some conditions that may benefit from Massage Therapy include:

  • muscle strains or spasm
  • joint sprains
  • whiplash
  • edema/swelling
  • tendinitis/bursitis
  • headaches
  • sports injuries
  • osteoarthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • respiratory problems


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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for over 2500 years. Acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins and enkephalins, which are the body’s own natural pain-killing chemicals. After acupuncture needles are inserted, there is an increase in blood flow to the thalamus, which is the area of the brain that relays pain and other sensory messages. There is also evidence of immune function changes with acupuncture.

Depending on the condition, you’ll have anywhere from 1 to 20 hair-thin needles inserted under the skin. Each needle is pre-sterilized, individually wrapped, and discarded after a single use. There should be little or no pain from the insertion of the needles. Once inserted, the needles may be stimulated with an electrical current. Needles are left in the skin for 5 to 20 minutes.

You should expect to have several sessions. You may not get relief from the first session. If there are no changes after six to eight sessions, then acupuncture is likely not for you.

Service Provider

  • Dr. Michael Norman, BScH, DC.

Why Choose Acupuncture?

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that acupuncture may be effective for the following conditions:

  • arthritis
  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • migraine headaches
  • insomnia
  • asthma, allergies
  • nicotine addiction
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • indigestion
  • pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • morning sickness
  • stroke rehabilitation

Acupuncture may also be effective for many other conditions. The rate of adverse effects with acupuncture is very low and is far less than side effects associated with conventional treatments for these conditions

Custom Orthotics

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What is a Custom Orthotic?

An Orthotic, is a corrective device worn inside your shoe. It can help the muscles, tendons and bones of your feet and lower legs function at their highest potential.

Custom-made Orthotics are manufactured from a 3-D image of your foot using raw materials. When appropriately prescribed to treat a medical condition, custom-made Orthotics can decrease pain, not only in your feet, but in other parts of the body, such as your knees, hips and lower back.

Orthotics are prescribed by medical practitioners who will carry out a full biomechanical examination of your feet and related lower extremity, including gait patterns, and measurements. These medically prescribed devices are to be worn daily in accordance to your attending practitioner’s specific instructions.

True custom Orthotic devices cannot be produced by simply walking on a mat system or using ink impressions for size and shape. Be aware of what you are using and paying for.

General Wearing instructions:
All wearing instructions will be provided to you by your dispensing clinician. Ensure that you follow their specific orders when using your Orthotics.

Typical instructions are to wear your devices for an hour or so on the first day to adjust to the new alignment, and increase wear by an hour each day for the first week until you are able to wear them comfortably all day. If you experience any areas of concern or discomfort, discontinue use and contact your practitioner for review of your case.

It is suggested that Orthotics are to be worn daily for all activities and can be changed into various forms of footwear provided the fit is accommodating.

Shockwave Therapy

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What is Shockwave therapy?

Shockwave Therapy is a new, effective treatment for severe cases of tendinitis, tendinosis, and scar tissue build-up.

It offers a solution for stubborn injuries even when traditional approaches have failed.

The treatment involves directing a deep acoustic energy pulse into an area of chronic muscle or tendon injury to stimulate blood flow and specific cellular activity. This results in muscle, tendon, and ligament repair. Many conditions have shown positive outcomes in scientific studies using shockwave therapy, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
  • Tennis \\ Golfer’s Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis


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Dr. Michael Norman, BScH, DC.

Dr. Norman grew up in Shannonville, ON, before attending Queen’s University and graduating in 2012 with a degree in Biology and Psychology. He then moved to Toronto and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2016. Dr. Norman has taken courses in athletic taping and Acupuncture. In his spare time Dr. Norman enjoys reading, fishing, and playing music. 

Melanie Stainton, RMT

Melanie was born and raised in Port Perry Ontario. She graduated from the massage therapy program at Sir Sanford Fleming College in 2009 and has since been practising at a clinic in her home town. She is new to the Norwood area, having moved here in February of 2014. Melanie knows a variety of massage techniques and is eager to help those in need. Along with Massage she is also trained in Acupressure and dynamic taping. Melanie has completed training in Ashiatsu massage (massage using her feet). In her spare time she likes to sew and make theatrical costumes. She also makes jewelery and practices a variety of different arts. She loves the outdoors, fitness and has a big heart for animals.

Doulton Burnett, RMT

Doulton was born and raised in Campbellford, Ontario. He attended Sir Sandford Fleming College for the Massage Therapy program and graduated in June of 2016. Doulton practices a wide variety of massage techniques and is always striving to learn new information to help clients needs. Doulton is an avid fisherman, he also enjoys camping and hiking in his spare time.


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Chiropractic fees no longer have OHIP coverage but are covered by many extended health plans.

Initial Assessment
Adult $95, Student $80, Child 10 and under $60

Chiropractic Treatment
Adult $50, Student $40, Child $30

Re-evaluation (New complaint or over 6 months from last visit)
Adult $60, Student $50, Child $35

Acupuncture with Chiro plus $10.00

Fees effective January 1, 2024

Massage Therapy

30 minute treatment ……….. $60
45 minute treatment ……….. $80
60 minute treatment ……….. $100
90 minute message ………… $145
60 minute hot stone massage .. $110
90 minute hot stone massage .. $160



Depending on the condition, acupuncture may be used as a modality with chiropractic care.

With chiropractic …. plus $10.00

Custom Orthotics

Book an appointment for a consultation and options.

Custom Orthotics – $430

Shockwave Therapy

Initial Visit with Shockwave Therapy $105

Shockwave Treatment $75

Additional areas treated on the same visit are $25 extra

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours of notice are subject to a cancellation fee of $25 for Chiropractic appointments or half of the fee for Massage appointments.

Location / Hours

Norwood Chiropractic

Norwood Medical Centre
2373 County Rd 45, Norwood ON, K0L 2V0
Phone: 705-639-5933

Clinic Hours

Monday Noon to 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Noon to 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday