WHAT TO EXPECT

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Initial Visit
Budget for a time of 1- 1 1/2 hours. A complete history will be taken, and a thorough physical and biomechanical evaluation pertaining to the complaint will be performed. The working diagnosis and results will be discussed, and a treatment plan suggested during a report of findings. If appropriate, treatment will be given and home care will be assigned and explained. The cost is $200.


Subsequent Visit
Budget for a time of 15-30 minutes. We start with an update of your condition, perform some objective tests, and continue treatment based on a combination of the results and treatment plan. The cost is $60.


Reassessments
Budget for a time of 30-45 minutes. Assessments of the progress of your condition occur on an ongoing basis, but a formal reassessment occurs either at the end of treatment or at the 24th visit. Reassessments occur with new injuries or with significant changes to the current issue. The cost is $75.


Acupuncture

After the initial assessment, follow-up treatments are approximately 30 minutes. The cost is $50. When acupuncture is combined with a chiropractic adjustment, it is approximately 45 minutes for a cost of $90.

NATUROPATHIC THERAPY

Initial Visit
An initial visit is required for all patients and prior to any treatments.  Upon booking, our system will request that you complete a thorough intake form so we can prepare for your visit.  The initial consult involves an introduction to what we do, a thorough medical intake and physical exam, with treatment discussion & prescription.  In addition, we may refer you for laboratory testing, but please bring results with you if you have had any recent bloodwork or imaging.  It is also very important to bring a list of your medications and supplements (including brand and dose).  This visit takes about 1-1.5 hours, and the fee is $200.


Follow-up Visits
These range in duration from 15-45 minutes depending on the reason for the follow-up and your budget.  Typically, simple updates for treatment plans take less time, while addressing new or complex concerns will take longer.  You can discuss with your ND what works best for you.  The fees range from $60-$150 per follow-up.


Acupuncture Visits
These are to address complaints already discussed with your ND. Typically the entire visit takes about 45 minutes, with a brief update and acupuncture session.  We may recommend successive visits either weekly or biweekly for maximum effect, although benefit may be seen after one visit. The points used may be local and on different parts of the body, including head, abdomen, back, arms, hands, legs and feet.  We may also augment treatment with cupping and auricular acupuncture, depending on your preference. The fee is $75 per treatment.


Acute Visits
If you have already completed an initial visit and need same-day care for an acute concern, such as cold/flu, headache, or body pain, please call the clinic to schedule a same-day visit.  Please note that currently our ND services are only available on Tuesdays from 9-6, and advanced booking is preferred.

MASSAGE THERAPY

During a massage treatment, clients will remove the clothing that they are comfortable with, typically leaving on underpants, and lie down on a massage table between two sheets and a blanket. They are pillowed for comfort. The therapist will use a massage cream, lotion, or oil to apply the techniques. At the end of the treatment, the therapist may offer self-care techniques such as stretching, strengthening, hot or cold therapies and will also make recommendations for the duration of the on-going treatment plan. This will vary from client to client depending on the reason for the massage, health, age, etc. Some clients will come for a maintenance relaxation massage every 3-4 weeks, while other clients require more concentrated, consecutive treatments every week for 4-6 weeks. Duration of treatment can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.


Injury-specific care, acute and chronic pain, and wellness care
Sometimes patients come into our clinic due to an injury or are in a state of acute or chronic pain. We are very pleased to help move you through to a non-injured, pain-free state. We incorporate many different elements into our treatments but are able to collaborate and function as a part of a health team as required. After patients have improved, they may choose to return on an as-needed basis. Some continue with visits on a regular basis under wellness care.

Wellness care describes patients that come in for visits who are not experiencing active pain. Our role is to promote postural connections and achieve biomechanical efficiency.


This is a positive space
In order to keep our space welcoming for all, please know that we do not tolerate racist, homophobic, heterosexist, cisgenderism comments or actions. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, please speak with any of our staff. We care deeply about your full health experience which includes emotional well-being.


Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is due each visit. We accept cash, cheque, debit, MC or VISA. Receipts are available for tax purposes or for submission to insurance. 24 hours notice by telephone is required to change or cancel an appointment. The full amount of the appointment will be applied if changes or cancellations are within 24 business hours from your appointment (eg. a change/cancellation for a Monday appointment, would require notice on the Friday prior).