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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Do you adjust kids?
  • Is scoliosis correctable?
  • What are the fees?
  • Does it hurt?
  • What is an Adjustment?
  • Is it covered by MSP?
  • Will this improve my athletic endeavors?
  • What is the difference between curve corrective care and other techniques?
  • How often do I need to have an adjustment?
  • Will I need to go forever?
  • What can I expect on my first Visit?
  • What education does a chiropractor have?
  • Why is a Chiropractor called a D.C. and how is that different from a M.D.?
  • Is it safe?
  • Is it safe for Pregnancy and what does it help with?
  • Will you assign exercises?
  • Do you take WorkSafe and ICBC cases?
  • Is a Doctors referral necessary?
Do you adjust kids?

Yes we have techniques specific for kids. We see children as young as newborns all the way to school age children.

Is scoliosis correctable?

Absolutely! Any curvature can be improved upon. Depending on how many degrees and the age of the patient determines how much improvement can be expected.

What are the fees?

$55 for an adjustment. $60 for an exam.

Does it hurt?

The adjustment is intended to be comfortable. Most patients feel great during the adjustment and find immediate relief and enjoyment in the process. The majority of the patients you see in our office have had their conditions resolved by us and choose to continue maintaining their health with adjustments. They wouldn’t willfully come back if it wasn’t comfortable!

What is an Adjustment?

When a joint is mis-aligned, a specific force is placed, either by hand, or with an instrument, to re-align that joint to correct the position. The adjustment will remove stress to joint as well as pressure off the nerves. Joint mal-alignments can be from sport injuries, accidents or falls, or from poor posture.

Is it covered by MSP?

Some individuals will get 10 visits covered by MSP. Ask our staff to check your coverage for you.

Will this improve my athletic endeavors?

Absolutely! All high profile sports teams have a team chiropractor. Muscles engage the strongest and coordination is highest when your body is in proper alignment.

What is the difference between curve corrective care and other techniques?

Curve corrective care refers to making changes that are measurable on an X-ray. To change the alignment, the ligaments have to be changed. Much like an Orthodontist uses braces to change the position of crooked teeth, the use of tractions are key to making X-ray correction. See our technique section to learn about our curve corrective techniques.

How often do I need to have an adjustment?

Every one is unique and every case is unique. Some patients require a higher frequency in the beginning if the adjusted position is regressing. While others with less complicated, or acute conditions, may allow more time between adjustments.

Will I need to go forever?

You are in control over your care. When a new patient is seen in the office, a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan that best suits the patients needs will be presented. Sometimes due to work constraints, family obligations, or other unforeseen circumstances, treatment plans need to be modified. Many patients understand through this process about the important of maintaining their health and choose to continue care after their problem is solved. Often the stresses that brought them in in the first place, such as computer jobs, physical work, sports, are still their so the need to combat those stresses continues.

What can I expect on my first Visit?

After filling out the paperwork, Dr. Michael will speak to you first about your condition to find out what exam procedures will be necessary to diagnose your condition. After the exam, barring any unforeseen factors that may require any out of office tests, an adjustment will be performed. After the adjustment, a treatment plan intended to fix your condition will be presented.

What education does a chiropractor have?

I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Physiology from UBC to fulfill my schools pre-requisites. Then I completed a 4 year Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Parker College in Dallas Texas. Many of my certifications took months and years to complete and annually I have 40 hours of continuing education to keep current with my techniques.

Why is a Chiropractor called a D.C. and how is that different from a M.D.?

D.C stands for Doctor of Chiropractic, while M.D. stands for Medical Doctor. Although the pre-requisites are the same, the difference is in the Doctorate degree. Chiropractors get far more anatomy, physiology, and X-ray training on top of the technique training. Medical Doctors get more pharmacology and toxicology.

Is it safe?

Yes the techniques are very safe. Not all techniques are appropriate for every condition so that is why it’s so important to have multiple techniques catered to different types of conditions. For instance, a football player with a strained quadriceps tendon and pelvic rotation requires a very different technique than a newborn baby with torticollis.   Thankfully we have techniques catered to both conditions.

Is it safe for Pregnancy and what does it help with?

Yes we have pregnancy specific techniques and procedures. The benefits are a decrease in pain and an increase in function. Also, when in proper alignment, the position of the structures surrounding the womb are ideal and can aid in the safe birth of the baby.

Will you assign exercises?

Yes part of my training is in exercise. Also I have over 25 years of functional gym experience and it is a passion of mine. Custom plans can be made to help correct imbalances in the muscles as well as plans based around overall health.

Do you take WorkSafe and ICBC cases?

Yes we do! All you need is your specific case number or claim number and we can start the process for you. Our office will handle all the paperwork and make sure you get the care you need.

Is a Doctors referral necessary?

We accept patients with or without a referral. Chiropractors in BC are primary care providers so your condition can be assessed and treated primarily using our office. However, if your condition is being managed by a family doctor, a referral to outline the condition or any diagnostic testing that has been done can be helpful. Local physicians are our primary referral source so often a referral is sent as our office is recommended.

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