What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care focus on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. It is an essential part to treat numerous chronic issues, from injury, disease or damage to these areas. To name a few, our chiropractor can treat:
- Back pain
- Car accident injuries
- Migraine headaches
- Herniated disc
- Nerve entrapments
- Sports injuries
- Chronic pain
- Postural strains
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
What to expect on your first visit?
The initial visit with our chiropractor consists of an initial assessment in which the practitioner obtains a complete health history.
This will be followed by a comprehensive evaluation directed towards assessing symptoms and examining muscle/joint bio-mechanics and gait. The chiropractor also makes use of neurological and orthopedic assessment tools and other diagnostic instruments in order to determine a working diagnosis.
Further investigations, including diagnostic imaging studies may be required in order to provide a definitive diagnosis. Then a detailed treatment plan will be developed in order to best address underlying symptoms, including pain and mobility issues, and facilitate improved functioning. Techniques Typically Used by Chiropractic Doctors include the following:
- Spinal and/or joint manipulation (adjustments)
- Soft tissue treatment/myofascial release techniques
- Active Release Techniques (ART) – Spine
- Rehabilitative exercise program design, Core strength training
- Therapeutic modalities (TENS, IFC, Ultrasound, Laser, Heat/ice)
- Stability training
- PNF stretching
- Kinesiotaping, athletic taping
It must be noted, however, that each individual’s issues are unique and that techniques employed will be specific to the client’s particular needs and issues.
It is also important to note that the body does not exist in a vacuum. In consideration of this, programming and treatment modalities may be adjusted, based on changes in functioning and pain level. With the ultimate goal of providing more intense programming to facilitate improved health and functioning.
How safe is chiropractic treatment?
It is extremely safe when compared to most other forms of healthcare, particularly treatments consisting of drugs or surgery. If you have any concerns just ask your practitioner about any risks associated with the specific treatment you are receiving.
How much do I need to see a chiropractor for treatment?
It will depend on the initial assessment and how well, you are doing after treatments. Sometimes, it can be 4 sessions and other times more. It is not necessary to see a chiropractor few times a week if your condition not require it. At Pillars of Wellness, we offer an integrated care approach to help our customers to recover faster by offering different modalities or service which could help in the recovery process. As an example, you might find very beneficial to be treated by a chiropractor and a physiotherapist to treat your condition.
Is chiropractic covered by health insurance?
Yes, 99% of the time, health insurance will cover this service. However, it is always best to check with your insurance first.
Can pregnant woman benefit from chiropractic care?
Absolutely! Chiropractic therapy is an excellent drug-free alternative to relieve spinal pressure and backache related to pregnancy. In addition, studies show that pregnant women who take chiropractic treatment decrease their labor time and require less pain control medication.
Can chiropractic care treat children?
Yes, it can. Our chiropractor is certified and experienced in treating children.
Free 15 min consultation
Chiropractic Assessment (45 min) = $115
Follow-up session (30 min) = $65
Follow-up session (20 min) = $55
Pediatric (30 min) = $55
Auto Insurance: If you have an illness or injury from a motor vehicle accident, health services may be covered under your auto insurance plan.
Extended Health Benefits: If you are receiving long-term disability income from an insurance program, your program may cover various health services, or you might have a work benefits package which covers a portion of the health services.
Veterans Affairs: If you are a Canadian armed forces veteran, the Department of Veteran Affairs may cover health services.
Private Services: At Pillars of Wellness we offer competitive rates within the standards of our regulatory colleges. We accept payment through cash, credit or debit. Please contact us for more details related to service fees