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 $215.


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 $65.


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 $80.


Acupuncture

After the initial assessment, follow-up treatments are approximately 30 minutes. The cost is $55. When acupuncture is combined with a chiropractic adjustment, it is approximately 45 minutes for a cost of $95.

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.

SCAR TISSUE RELEASE THERAPY

What to expect

An initial appointment of approximately 1 hour involves a history intake, examination and treatment as appropriate. Subsequent appointments are shorter in length (generally 1/2hr) and focus on treatments. The number of sessions needed depends on the depth and age of the scar tissue as well as how your body responds. Generally, we find that most individuals respond well within 3-5 sessions. 

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle modality performed with a light touch during the treatment. The client (adult, child or baby) remains fully clothed, and sessions last for one hour.  Clothing should be loose-fitting and relaxed to allow the adjustments to take place. It is best to avoid jeans. The initial assessment is one and a half hours long in order to allow for a history intake, treatment, as well as home care to support the first treatment. It is beneficial to be well-hydrated for the session, and it is recommended to bring a water bottle to the treatments, to allow for the best possible outcome. Newborns and toddlers, in particular, become thirsty in the midst of treatment, which is a normal and positive result. The treatment time for newborns can vary depending on each child’s presentation, such as lack of sleep, colic or discomfort from torticollis. Craniosacral treatments can help to calm children. The post-treatment time with respect to children is devoted to home care taught to the parents, specifically focused on each child’s condition. Please know that great care and individual attention will be given to each client.

COUNSELLING (PSYCHOTHERAPY)

At Danforth East Wellness, we have a therapist-in-training, Kate Hilton, who works under supervision with individuals and couples. Kate works in a variety of modalities, primarily in the experiential and humanistic streams of psychotherapy. These include Relational Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Therapy begins with a 15-minute phone conversation in which the reasons for seeking counselling, and the approach to practice are discussed. Therapy is a deeply personal endeavour, and it is important to have an opportunity to meet your therapist and decide if they are a good ‘fit’ for you. It’s also necessary to ensure that there is no conflict of interest that would interfere with working together. There is no charge for this phone call.

There are options for Counselling Sessions for Individuals (60 minutes) or for Couples (75 minutes).  We will spend 50 or 65 minutes together in conversation, respectively, and the remaining 10 minutes of the time is spent by the therapist on reflection, note-taking, and planning for the next session. This last 10 minutes is dedicated to you, and is an essential part of working together.  During Couple’s Counselling it will be ensured that both partners are given space and time to express themselves.

The rates are $110 plus HST for Individual Counselling, and $125 plus HST for Couple’s Counselling.

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).

Frequently asked questions and helpful information about chiropractic care.

What is chiropractic?

“One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.” –Ontario Chiropractic Association

What are adjustments?

Our treatments involve many different elements. Adjustments may or may not be utilized, depending on a number of different factors, including patient input. “An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about. Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.”
–Ontario Chiropractic Association

Is it safe?

“Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain. It has an excellent safety record. However, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk.

Prior to starting treatment, all health professionals are required by law to obtain informed consent to treatment from their patients. Health care consumers must receive adequate and accurate information to assist them in evaluating their health care choices, and in balancing the relative risks of treatment options with the benefits. The chiropractic profession takes this responsibility seriously and has been a leader in obtaining informed consent.”–Ontario Chiropractic Association

If I start, do I always have to go?

In another section of the website we allude to this, and, the answer is an emphatic no. Chiropractic is about your health and care and is about providing you with what you need. Some patients choose to continue with us after their initial goals have been achieved because they see the value in an on-going wellness care relationship. Others choose to come in on an as-needed basis. Many factors come into play with either decision and it is not something a patient is coerced into. Your choices for your healthcare are respected.