FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a chiropractor?
According to the Ontario Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is a regulated health care profession which focuses on the spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system. Chiropractors provide care through evidence and clinical expertise to diagnosis and treat issues that limit your body's movements. Chiropractors utilize a patient-centered approach to providing care through non-invasive manual therapies.
What conditions do you treat?
TMJ (jaw) pain/dysfunction
Neck and back pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Muscle strains/joint sprains
Pain associated with arthritis
Meniscal or ligament injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Work and sports injuries
What can I expect for my first visit?
Before your New Patient Visit, you will be emailed a Chiropractic Intake Form via our Jane App that must be completed prior to the appointment. Paper forms are also available at the clinic. Your first visit will consist of a thorough history, physical examination, and diagnosis of your primary complaints. During the history, the chiropractor will ask you questions about your symptoms, personal or family medical history, and other relevant information that may be helpful towards diagnosis. The physical examination often includes assessing range of motion, neurological, and orthopedic tests, and palpation of possible pain generators. After the examination, the chiropractor will provide a diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan to best suit your goals. After informed consent is obtained, you will also receive your first treatment, if time permitted.
What are chiropractic adjustments?
"One of the most frequent treatments a chiropractor uses is manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints, which is called an ‘adjustment.’ To perform an adjustment, your chiropractor will use their hands to apply controlled force to your joint and guide it through a range of motion. This action restores your joint’s natural movement and improves its function." - Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), 2021
Do I need a referral?
When should I visit a chiropractor?
No, referrals are not necessary to see a chiropractor in Ontario, Canada.
"You may want to visit a chiropractor at various times throughout your life. A chiropractor can alleviate long-term or sporadic pain, promote health and help you live your best life. Whether we’re at home, work or out and about, daily living puts strain on our bodies. As a result, you may suffer from persistent headaches, migraines, back, neck or joint pain. You may also have this type of pain due to an injury, accident, illness or long-term condition. But you don’t have to have an issue or be in persistent pain to visit a chiropractor. They can help you at many other times." - Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), 2021
Is chiropractic care covered by OHIP?
No, however, extended healthcare benefits do often cover chiropractic care. Please check with your insurance company or HR department to see if you have coverage.
What types of health insurance do you accept?
We do direct billing to major insurance companies - assuming your policy/plan allows for it. If not, we will ask you to pay upfront, print a receipt, and you can still submit your own claims!
BPA - Benefit Plan Administrators, Canada Life, Canadian Construction Workers Union, Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, CINUP, ClaimSecure, Cowan, Desjardins Insurance, First Canadian, GMS Carrier 49, GMS Carrier 50, GroupHealth, GroupSource, Industrial Alliance Financial Group, Johnson Inc., Johnston Group, Liuna Local 183, Liuna Local 506, Manion, Manulife Financial, Maximum Benefit, Standard Life, Sun Life Financial, Green Shield Canada, SSQ, Blue Cross