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Common queries about our chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and athletic therapy services.

What Our Patients Ask

Below are some common queries about chiropractic treatment, athletic therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture. If your question isn’t answered here, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information.

General Questions

What should I expect on the first visit?

During your initial visit, we prioritize understanding your health history and concerns. This includes a detailed examination, which may involve functional movement assessments, postural screenings, orthopedic, and neurological tests. We focus on addressing your main complaint and identifying any postural weaknesses or interferences in the body.

 

From there, we develop a unique treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. This may include an individualized exercise and flexibility program designed to address your specific problem. We use multiple techniques aimed at promoting healing, recovery, and injury prevention. In some cases, our chiropractors may recommend X-rays or other imaging procedures to gain a clearer understanding of any injuries or pre-existing conditions.

 

But, the decision to use imaging is made on a case-by-case basis following your history and examination. If you’ve had imaging done previously at other clinics, we’ll attempt to obtain and review those images if possible.

The duration of treatment varies depending on factors like the nature of the problem, the type of injury, and how long you’ve been experiencing the issue. We develop tailored treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs, aiming to achieve optimal results efficiently and effectively.

We offer billing options for third-party insurance, WCB, MPI, and MB Health when available. Our goal is to provide accessible and affordable care to all our patients. If you’re curious about pricing, please get in touch and we’ll fill you in.

Chiropractic Care

What conditions can chiropractic care help with?

Chiropractic care is effective for a variety of musculoskeletal issues, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and joint dysfunction. It’s also beneficial for enhancing overall spinal health, improving mobility, and preventing future injuries.

Chiropractic adjustments are typically painless, though some patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness during or after treatment, especially if it’s their first time. Our chiropractors use techniques tailored to each individual’s comfort level, ensuring a positive and comfortable experience.

The number of sessions required varies depending on factors like the nature and severity of your condition, your overall health goals, and your response to treatment. Our chiropractors will discuss a treatment plan with you after the initial assessment to outline the recommended course of care.

Chiropractic care is generally safe for people of all ages, from infants to seniors. Our chiropractors undergo extensive training to assess patient suitability and tailor treatments accordingly.

Chiropractic care can be integrated with other healthcare modalities at our clinic like massage therapy, acupuncture, and athletic therapy to provide a whole-person approach to wellness. By addressing the underlying musculoskeletal issues and promoting alignment, chiropractic care can enhance the effectiveness of other treatments and support overall healing.

Athletic Therapy Care

What is athletic therapy, and how does it differ from physiotherapy?

Athletic therapy focuses on musculoskeletal injuries, emphasizing exercise-based rehabilitation to promote recovery and prevent re-injury. It’s particularly beneficial for athletes and active individuals.

Athletic therapists assess and treat sports injuries, providing rehabilitation programs tailored to each athlete’s needs. These programs often include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and functional movement.

During a session, the athletic therapist will conduct a thorough assessment, develop a personalized treatment plan, and guide you through exercises and techniques to address your specific injury or condition.

While athletic therapy is commonly associated with athletes, it’s suitable for anyone with musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. Whether you’re a professional athlete or sports enthusiast, athletic therapy can help you recover and return to your daily activities.

The number of sessions depends on the severity of your injury and your individual response to treatment. Your athletic therapist will discuss your treatment plan and expected timeline during your initial assessment.

Massage Therapy

What are the benefits of deep-tissue massage?

Deep-tissue massage can help alleviate chronic muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow. It’s effective for targeting specific areas of discomfort and promoting overall relaxation.

Yes, massage therapy can aid in the recovery of sports injuries by reducing muscle tension, improving flexibility, and promoting tissue healing. Sports massage techniques are often used to address specific athletic injuries.

Patients typically undress to their comfort level and are draped with a sheet or towel during the massage. The therapist will ensure your privacy and only uncover the area being worked on.

While massage therapy is generally safe for most people, there are some contraindications to consider, such as acute injuries, certain medical conditions, or recent surgeries. It’s essential to inform your therapist of any health concerns before your session.

The frequency of massage therapy sessions depends on your individual needs and goals. Some patients benefit from weekly sessions for chronic conditions, while others may prefer monthly maintenance massages for overall well-being.

Acupuncture

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is commonly used to address various musculoskeletal conditions, like back pain, neck pain, and joint pain.

Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body, releasing endorphins and activating the body’s natural healing response. This can help reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle tension, promoting overall relaxation and well-being.

When performed by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles, acupuncture is considered safe with minimal side effects. It’s essential to choose a licensed healthcare provider and discuss any health concerns before treatment.

During a session, the acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific points on your body, typically leaving them in place for 15-30 minutes. Many people find acupuncture sessions relaxing and may experience a sense of well-being afterward.

The number of acupuncture sessions needed varies depending on the condition being treated, its severity, and your body’s response to treatment. Your acupuncturist will recommend a tailored treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.