Frequently asked questions
What is a chiropractic adjustment
An adjustment is a highly-skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to the vertebrae of the spine or other joints of the body. Adjustment to the joint restores proper movement and improves function. When a joint is adjusted, an air bubble may escape causing a popping noise, similar to when you crack your knuckles. Depending on the nature of the problem, your chiropractor may utilize joint mobilization, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercises to relieve your pain and get you moving again.
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No. A patient does not need a referral. Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact healthcare professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly.
How are chiropractors educated?
Following three years of university education chiropractors acquire their skills through a rigorous four-year, full-time accredited academic program including internship. CHiropractors must pass comprehensive Canadian qualifying examinations in order to become licensed to practice in the province of their choice. Chiropractors are regulated health care professionals.
When should I see a chiropractor?
If pain causes interruptions and restrictions in the activities of your daily life, then you should consult a Chiropractor. For example: work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems.
What is a Chiropractic visit like?
A visit to the chiropractor begins when you walk throught the clinic door and are greeted by the receptionist. Visits are very similar to what you might expect at any health clinic.
How often will I need an adjustment?
Chiropractic is a process, not an event. Treatment for each person is determined based on your individual pain and mobility challenges. Some patients feel better after one treatment, but most require a structured treatment plan that gets to the root of the problem to resolve your issue.