Most extended health insurance plans do cover all the services at Trinity Chiropractic, however each plan is different and the amount covered would be plan dependent.
No. Chiropractors are considered primary care professionals nationwide in Canada, which means patients can consult with them directly and do not require a referral to do so. Still it’s worth mentioning that some insurance companies do mandate a referral from a medical doctor in order to honour a claim made for reimbursement, however, this is not common practice anymore. We encourage patients to review their own insurance policies to determine whether or not this is something that their insurance policy requires as it tends to vary.
Adjustments function in two ways. Mechanically they help to restore motion to an area that is not moving within its full range. Neurologically speaking, it’s like turning off your phone when it is not functioning properly. This reset decreases the stress on the muscles and ligaments of the surrounding area and allows proper proprioceptive(brain body awareness) feedback. A chiropractic adjustment is used to describe a procedure whereby a skilled specialist (such as a chiropractor) will manipulate a joint by applying a controlled and specific force. This procedure is most commonly done with the practitioner’s hands, however there are multiple ways to adjust and can all be tailored to the specific patient, their needs and comfort level.
The first visit is where we gather all the information about your health history and physical background. This gives us a foundation on where to focus the physical exam; which is performed next. Once the exam is done, and a working diagnosis is rendered, a trial of the regular treatment plan is begun. For some, X-rays might be required, to which you would receive a requisition for.
Chiropractic care can benefit those of all ages as treatments are tailored to the size and age of the patient, and of course their reason for coming in.
Chiropractic can help a wide range of populations from pediatrics to senior citizens, sports injuries, work injuries, car accidents and all in between. In other words, everyone can be a great candidate for chiropractic. Throughout all stages of life, the appointments focus on establishing a brain body connection to help the patient lead not only a pain free life, but promote a full and vibrant life. Chiropractic can help with new injuries, chronic problems to preventative and wellness care.
Newborns and Infants: Birth can be a traumatic process for both Baby and Mom. Babies can face trauma through pregnancy and delivery such as in-utero constraints, malposition, and forces during delivery and assisted delivery devices. This can cause misalignment of the hips, spine, and cranial bones. Baby’s spines also elongate 50% in the first six months of life and the curvatures of the spine develop as they start to move and grow. Making sure their spines are aligned is crucial for normal spinal development. Chiropractic is a safe, gentle way to evaluate and treat common developmental issues such as congenital torticollis and leg length discrepancy. Breastfeeding concerns, tongue ties are also among the main reasons an infant would see a Chiropractor as oral muscular function is crucial in the early stages of life. Chiropractic is also a great way to ensure babies are meeting their developmental milestones and that their primitive reflexes are present and integrating on time.
Children: As children continue to grow and develop they increase their engagement within the world. As they grow, their infant/ primitive reflexes that are important developmental milestones, begin to integrate and become their foundation for proper movement mechanics. As these motor neural patterns develop it is important to keep the brain, nervous system and body connected. By checking and treating joint restrictions in the spine, proper motor patterns can be developed, decreasing compensation patterns and future injury.
Adults: We live in a sedentary world. It is common as we age to develop postural changes that can cause change in the function of the lungs, heart, and overall health. Not to mention repetitive strains, sprains, headaches, disc herniations, neurological deficiencies and chronic pain. This is in addition to potential sport injuries or other traumatic life events like car accidents, slips and falls. Chiropractors identify these postural compensation patterns and address any neural or muscular deficits that impact the mechanics of the joints of the body.
Older Adults: Maintaining a strong signal from our brains to our bodies is important throughout our life, however as we age we can become less flexible, more rigid and begin to lose stability. Chiropractic can help you maintain independence by keeping the brain connected to the body, therefore increasing balance and decreasing the risk of falls, in addition to managing chronic pain, promoting preventative health and wellness.
A large majority of Canadians (approximately 80%) will experience back pain at some point in their life, while roughly 66% of Ontarians will experience back pain at any given moment. At times the pain can encumber your movement or pose restrictions on even your most regular daily function or daily activity. When this restriction happens, you should consult with a chiropractor. Chiropractors are highly qualified and skilled professionals who can assess, diagnose, treat and prevent any pain related issues targeting the spine, joints, muscle, and nervous systems. The ongoing experience of pain is unnecessary, especially because there is help available. Chiropractic care isn’t only an option for addressing existing pain but is also a form of prevention and maintenance. Here are just a few things that chiropractic can help with: Overall movement and function of neck, shoulders, back, torso and other extremities Posture Headaches, neck and back pain Work-related muscle and joint injuries Flexibility and range of motion Pregnancy-related back pain Gait and foot problems
As the muscles main purpose is to move the skeleton, if there is an issue within the muscle itself, there can be an issue with the joint that it crosses, therefore still making you a great candidate for chiropractic care.
Prenatal chiropractic care is a safe, drug-free way to help manage pregnancy related pain in relation to the joints, muscles and nerves of the spine and pelvis. With over 50% of pregnant women reporting pregnancy related back pain, and 10% of them having enough pain that it interrupts their activities of daily living. Research shows that chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can help not only reduce pain, but may also have an impact on the duration of labour.
If you’re struggling with your health, and wish for a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that uses a holistic approach and addresses all aspects of your health and life, naturopathic medicine is for you. If you’ve been struggling to find answers or with uncomfortable symptoms that don’t seem to go away, you may need to address the root cause with naturopathic medicine. If the use of safe, natural treatments in conjunction with other treatments appeals to you, then you should see a naturopath!
Naturopathic medicine can help with a variety of different chronic conditions, such as anxiety, stress, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), digestive concerns, bloating, hormonal concerns, weight gain/loss, PMS, PCOS, fatigue, food sensitivities, low energy, chronic fatigue, nutrient deficiencies, pain management, skin concerns (acne, psoriasis etc). If you’re unsure if naturopathic medicine can help you, book a free 15 minute consultation for more information!
Naturopathic doctors complete their Science undergraduate degree and then a 4 year graduate degree in their field, where they have extensive knowledge and experience with both science and treatment-based classes. They are taught about pharmaceuticals, and trained in making sure their treatments are safe, and do not interact with medications their patients are on. Naturopaths have the ability to make a diagnosis, do physical exams, order blood work and functional testing. In addition to addressing diet and nutrition, they also add in treatments using lifestyle recommendations, botanical medicine, supplements, vitamins, acupuncture and/or homeopathy.
Yes! Naturopathic doctors are well trained in ensuring their selected treatment options are safe and do not interact with the medications patients are on. Naturopaths ensure that the treatments are complementary and enhance health, rather than impact the efficacy of other medications.
Yes, naturopathic doctors practice TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncture, where they base their acupuncture points on the individual and their health history, in order to create a holistic, comprehensive protocol to help optimize health, energy and Qi. See our page on Acupuncture, to learn more!
Yes! Naturopathic doctors are trained extensively in supplements, and can help you address whether they are the right fit for your health, whether they are at the correct therapeutic dose, if they are the correct form and if they are safe for you! Supplements are a great way to support your body and health, where you may be lacking.
Yes! Naturopaths can order blood work, as well as functional testing such as IgG food sensitivity tests, Dutch hormone tests, Organic Acids, etc. See our page on Functional testing for more information!
The number of appointments varies case to case. Depending on the health concern and the complexity, some patients may only require 3-4 appointments, whereas if a patient wishes to continue working on different concerns, it can be 6-8+ appointments
The initial appointment is 75 minutes, followed by 45 minute appointments when finalizing the treatment plan. Afterwhich check-ins and appointments are 30 minutes, and every 3-4 weeks as needed.
In order to prepare for your visit, patients must fill out their intake form that was emailed to them. Doing so 1-2 days before the visit helps our naturopath prepare for the visit. Patients can also bring in a list of their current medication and supplements, including names, doses, forms and brands. A copy of your latest bloodwork and imaging is also helpful to bring in, as it helps provide more information and can help tie in and optimize the treatment plan further.