Chiropractic care may be of benefit whether your daily physical activity is walking the dog, riding your bike to school, taking a yoga class, hiking a trail, training for a marathon, or maybe you haven’t found a daily physical activity yet. No matter where your activity level lies, we’re ready to try and help you gain relief from pain and to find an active care plan for you. Keeping your muscles, joints, and tendons healthy and strong contribute to helping you stay pain-free.
Avoid sitting for long periods of time after seeing the chiropractor, if possible, and enjoy the mobility that your adjustment has created by going for a long walk, or take a bike ride. If you are headed back to work and have the option of a standing desk—utilize it!
Be sure to wear comfortable and loose clothing that will not interfere or get in the way of the treatment you are booked for.
The answer is dependent on your condition or injury. Treatment frequency should be specific to your needs and the plan is individualized for each patient. When you are just starting a new treatment plan, it's common to have adjustments multiple times a week, but many conditions require less. As your body begins to heal, the frequency of treatments is decreased appropriately. And if you are pain-free and simply want to maintain your lifestyle, you might choose to come in for a treatment from time to time.
Drink plenty of water and make sure you’re well hydrated. Take a short walk or engage in activities that get you up and moving. Take note of pain or discomfort so you can relay them appropriately to a chiropractor
During your first visit you will be asked to complete some paperwork that provides basic information about yourself and your reason for contacting us.
A consultation with the chiropractor will give you the chance to discuss your concerns and get to know one another. The chiropractor will complete a thorough health history and examination of your spine and nervous system.
The chiropractor will check and see how you are moving, the chiropractor will have you turn and bend, and perform other physical and orthopedic tests. If it is determined that yours is not a condition or problem best treated by a chiropractor, the proper referral will be made. If the chiropractor feels that chiropractic will help your condition; a diagnosis will be provided and a care plan will be recommended.
Manitobans can choose a chiropractor without a referral from a family doctor. We accept referrals from physicians and the community. A variety of coverage options are available through provincial health care, MPI, WCB, and private insurance.
Check with our office or your employer to determine what coverage might be available to you.
I. Manitoba Health (MHSC)
Manitoba Health provides partial coverage for the cost of chiropractic services, specifically, the cost of the chiropractic adjustment only. This coverage does not include the examination, re-examination, x-rays, consultation, general information on exercises or nutrition, or modalities used to support the chiropractic adjustment.
The provincial government covers the chiropractic adjustment in the amount of $10.00 towards treatment cost, to a maximum of 7 visits per calendar year per patient.
II. Private and Group Insurance
Private insurance company policies have different levels of chiropractic benefits may provide coverage based on a percentage of costs. We encourage you to learn the specifics of your policy benefits you may have. If you are purchasing extended or private health insurance plans for you and your family, be sure all your health needs are covered.
III. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)
In Manitoba, chiropractic care is fully covered for individuals injured in a motor vehicle collision. Where possible, persons injured in a motor vehicle accident should consult a chiropractor within 24 hours of the collision. Early diagnosis and treatment of the neck, back, headaches, extremities, or jaw symptoms can lead to quicker recovery. You can report a claim by phoning the MPI Bodily Injury Claim Centre at (204) 985-7000 to receive a Bodily Injury Claim Number. Inform the MPI service representative that you are seeing a chiropractor for care.
IV. Workers Compensation Board (WCB)
The Worker’s Compensation Act gives the workers of Manitoba the right to choose chiropractic care for injuries that are incurred while on the job. There is full coverage for the chiropractic examination, x-rays, treatment, authorized supportive devices and required reporting by the healthcare provider. Report claims to the WCB CompLink Claims Centre at (204) 954-4100 or 1-800- 362-3340. Inform the representative that you are seeking chiropractic care.
V. Employment Income Assistance Family Services (EIA)
Recipients of Manitoba Social Services EIA program have access to extended coverage once Manitoba Health (MHSC) coverage of 7 visits in one calendar year has been exhausted. Pre-authorization is required for all chiropractic services, prescription supports, and appliances.
VI. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Veterans do not require a referral to obtain chiropractic care. The chiropractor’s office will assist in verifying the level of coverage available.
VII. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
RCMP employees have available insurance coverage for chiropractic care.