Here are frequently asked questions about chiropractic care in general.

Chiropractic care is the largest and most regulated profession in the complementary medicine field. It is a form of health care that specializes in treatment and optimisation of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes the spine, the peripheral joints, the muscles, the ligaments and the nervous system. A chiropractic treatment, also known as an adjustment, helps to improve the biomechanics of the body and the spine, its nervous system so closely linked to the spine, which participates to regulate the rest of one’s health. Chiropractic care is considered to be a conservative, non-invasive management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

From an athlete to an accountant, from a baby to a senior, or from a student to a mountain climber, everyone with a spine can benefit from chiropractic care! If you have a spine, you should see a chiropractor! Chiropractic care helps a wide range of patients, from someone looking to relieve pain to a healthy person wanting to optimise their neuromusculoskeletal function, and everyone in between. Just like dentists specialise in the teeth and optometrists specialise in the eyes, chiropractors specialise in the spine and nervous system.

The most commonly treated conditions include: neck pain; mid-back pain; low back pain; sciatica; scoliosis; headaches and migraines; numbness or tingling in the arms, hands or legs; motor vehicle accident injuries such as whiplash; disc issues such as a herniated disc; arthritic joints and degenerative joint disease; temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction; pregnancy care; pediatric care, concussions and many more.

At your first visit, your chiropractor will have you fill out documents, including a health questionnaire. Your chiropractor will then ask you multiple questions about the reason for consultation, and about your general health history. Following these questions, your chiropractor will proceed to give you a full physical examination, including a range of motion assessment, neurological testing, orthopedic tests and a chiropractic evaluation. Depending on the findings of the physical exam, the chiropractor may send you to an X-ray facility for radiographs. The first visit leads to a diagnosis of your condition. The first visit takes about 1 hours.

On your second visit, your chiropractor will give you a report of findings. You will have your diagnosis explained to you, and get to look at your x-rays with your chiropractor. You will have a chance to ask questions, for you to better understand your condition and the care required for it. You will be given suggestions as to how you can help speed up your recovery at home. At this visit, you will also receive your first treatment. The second visit takes about 45 minutes.

At every subsequent appointment, the chiropractor will ask questions about your progress, and will administer a treatment that is specific to your condition. The appointments vary between 10-15 minutes, depending on the treatment required by your condition.

Most governmental and private health plans cover a portion of your chiropractic care. You may contact your insurance provider for the exact conditions of your chiropractic coverage. A receipt for your chiropractic services will always be available to you, for your insurance reimbursement.

You may refer a friend, a family member, a co-worker or any member of your entourage to our clinic. Simply refer them to this website, where they can fill out the Request an appointment form. They may also call the clinic at 613-830-8632.

Yes, they are. Health professionals with the title of "Doctor" have the responsibility of diagnosing a condition that is within their scope of practice. Chiropractors are doctors of the neuromusculoskeletal system. In Ontario, chiropractors must undergo a minimum of 3 years of science studies at university before applying to a chiropractic college. They then follow a 4 year doctorate program to become Doctors of Chiropractic. Once graduated, they must maintain a set number of hours of continuing education every year to maintain their professional license.