What is Chiropractic Therapy?

What is Chiropractic Therapy?

Chiropractic therapy is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially spine-related problems.

What can I expect when working with a Chiropractor?

At your first appointment, we will listen to your concerns and provide education on the chiropractic process. Then, we’ll perform an assessment and tests. From there, we can determine which treatment will be most effective for your condition.

For subsequent sessions, we’ll check in with you to see how things are going and make adjustments as needed. After each adjustment, we may suggest ways that you can help relieve pain or discomfort between appointments, such as exercises or stretches.

Types of treatments available under chiropractic care

  • Spinal manipulation (also known as an adjustment)
  • Massage therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Traction therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Homeopathy

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Is Chiropractic Therapy covered by insurance?

Most extended health benefit plans include coverage for a Chiropractor’s services. However, please verify your coverage details, including if a doctor’s referral is required, with your insurance provider as every plan is unique. 

Chiropractic Therapy may also be covered by your automobile insurance if you have been injured in an automobile accident.

We offer direct billing with most insurance companies.


Insurance generally covers chiropractic care. However, it may depend on the specific insurance provider and plan. Some plans offer reimbursement for chiropractic care, while others do not. You will need to clarify with your insurance company directly to determine whether your plan covers chiropractic care and what your out-of-pocket expenses will be.

Several factors determine the rate of chiropractic therapy. The initial chiropractor's assessment fee is $100. Follow-up visits might cost between $50 and $150 per session, depending on the type and length of the treatment session.

Yes, our office accepts direct billing with most insurance companies.

Patients do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are recognized as primary contact health care providers so that patients can consult them directly.

Chiropractic care is effective for children. Children are more likely than adults to experience injuries during physical activity and sports. These injuries can result in pain and stiffness, which may cause discomfort in the back and neck. A chiropractor will customize a treatment plan for each patient so that they can tailor gentle and safe therapy for kids.

Adjusting a joint to relieve pressure can cause the release of gas bubbles, which results in a popping sound. The same effect occurs when your knuckles are "cracked." The noise is created by a shift in pressure within the joint, which causes the expulsion of gas bubbles. There typically is no pain involved.

The education of a chiropractor is a rigorous and extensive process. After completing four years of university, chiropractors attend four years of chiropractic school. The next step is to take extensive qualification examinations to be licensed in Canada. They are then considered licensed healthcare practitioners.