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  • Is Chiropractic covered by my extended benefits? Do you do Direct Billing?
    Yes! Typically most extended benefits will have Chiropractic coverage. Every plan is different depending on your employer so its best for you to check how much coverage you have. We do offer direct billing to most insurance companies - please inquire about your specific provider at the time of your initial appointment. We are working to get direct billing capabilities with ICBC.
  • What can I expect on my first visit and how long does it take?
    Your first appointment typically takes about 30-45mins. We will gather as much information as possible about your past health, current concerns and your future health goals. While every examination is different based on the person and their specific problem, there are some core tests that give us big picture data about your health. These include: Postural Examination, Heart Rate Variability, Surface Electromyography, Surface Thermography, Spinal Movement/Stability testing, Orthopaedic and Neurological testing; and any other relevant tests.
  • How many times will I have to come in?
    The short answer is, we don't know. The frequency and duration of your care vary greatly but are all based on the same 3 factors: 1. the problem identified 2. how much damage has occured and how long it has been there 3. your goal and objectives We can answer this in more deatil ater your consultation and examination.
  • How much will it cost?
    The Consultation, Examination and Case Review and your first treatment is $150. The regular check up visits after that are $55. However, similar to the answer above, we can not estimate a total program investment until the comprehensive Consultation and Examination have taken place. From here, we can give you a more in depth answer, coupled with payment options that fit your needs.
  • Once I see a Chiropractor will I have to go forever?
    Absolutely not. You are in charge of your care and decide when it starts and stops. There are no contracts or obligations here. The Doctor will always give you the best recommendations for your health but will never pressure you into anything. You should consider Chiropractic care for as long as you want to have a spine and nervous system that performs at its best.
  • Does getting an adjustment hurt?
    It's actually the opposite. We are trained in the most comfortable techniques possible: gentle hands and touch, drop piece tables and hand held adjusting tools. Our goal is to work with your body, not against it. In many cases, people experience immediate relief after an adjustment, especially if the spine has been restricted for a long time.
  • Is there a minimum age restriction or any other restrictions to coming?
    There is no restrictions. In many cases, neurospinal problems can develop early in life or manifest later in life. We can preform an in depth neurological spinal examination at any age - from new born to aging gracefully. Similar to taking care of your child's teeth, it is encouraged to have your child's spine and nervous system evaluated as soon as possible. an examination does not mean care is required.
  • Is it safe to get an adjustment if I'm pregnant?
    Absolutely. Dr. Alfredo is trained in pregnant specific techniques to ensure that your care is both safe for your baby and effective. In fact, Dr. Alfredo absolutely loves helping expecting mom's navigate through their pregnancy for a safe and pain free experience during one of the most important times in a mom's life.
  • What is Physical Therapy?
    Physical therapy is a health profession where your therapist provides the following services: Assessing the physical function and structure of the body Providing therapeutic treatment, by physical or mechanical means to rehabilitate the body’s structure and function.
  • How can Physical Therapy help me?
    Physical therapy will help you to regain your strength and mobility, Maintain your independence, Provide pain relief using evidence based therapeutic treatments; Manual therapy IMS/ Dry needling MPS Heal from past or current concussions.
  • How can Physical Therapy prevent further injuries?
    Active participation in Physical therapy sessions & an individualized home exercise program will help prevent further injuries by improving strength, improving mobility, restoring flexibility, improve joint mobility, correct biomechanics, improve ergonomics tolerate and increased load on the body post surgical rehabilitation regaining your confidence,
  • Is Physio covered under MSP?
    Typically, after a surgery (post-op), in-patient & out-patient physiotherapy is covered by MSP Within the community, most physiotherapists will be covered by third party insurers if you are an ICBC patient, you will be eligible for physiotherapy services if you are a WorkSafe patient, you will be eligible for physiotherapy services.
  • Do my extended benefits include Physical therapy coverage?
    Each person’s extended benefits may be different depending on your third party provider and the plan chosen. it is always best to contact your insurance provider directly to get your coverage details. Additionally, some insurance providers will require a GP note in order for physical therapy services to be covered.
  • Why is there a high demand for Physical therapy services?
    Physical therapists are self-regulated, first contact, primary healthcare professionals. we have established roles within the community & practice in a variety of healthcare settings. private clinics hospitals rehabilitation centres community centres in homes community outreach teams.
  • What conditions can Physical Therapy help with?
    We can help with so many conditions and diagnoses such as back pain neck pain, sports injuries, concussions, nerve pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, MS, Parkinson’s disease, cardiac rehab, OA, pelvic floor, and respiratory diseases.
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