Frequently Asked Questions:
“What will my treatment include?”
Treatments are based on your specific findings and are determined after the physical examination. The Doctors and Physiotherapists are trained in a multitude of different techniques and utilize a variety of approaches that include, but are not limited to, soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulative therapy, TENS, ultrasound, acupuncture, orthotics, patient education, and exercise. Treatments are typically 20-30 minutes in length, depending on what your treatment is comprised of.
“I don’t want to be adjusted”
They only perform adjustments if the patients are comfortable with it, and most importantly, if they deem an adjustment to be necessary.
Is chiropractic and physiotherapy covered by health plans?
Most third party insurance policies cover chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment such as Manulife, Sunlife, Blue Cross, Claim Secure, Great West Life and Group Medical Services. Most federal and provincial government departments (such as the RCMP and Veteran’s Affairs) cover chiropractic and physiotherapy services. Motor vehicle accident and work related injuries (WSIB) cover chiropractic and physiotherapy services as well.
Do I need a referral letter from an MD to see a chiropractor or Physiotherapist?
No. Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are legislated as primary contact health professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly. However, chiropractors and Physiotherapists often work closely with medical doctors, many of whom refer to chiropractors and physiotherapists when they believe chiropractic or physiotherapy treatments will help alleviate a patient's condition. Similarly, chiropractors/physiotherapists frequently refer to medical doctors when necessary.
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