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Will the treatment hurt?


No, the old adage "no pain, no gain" does not apply to the treatment of acute, recurrent or chronic neck or back problems! Patient comfort is paramount and helps to guide the doctor's techniques; moreover, modern techniques have become more refined.  However, like massage, patients will experience a "good-hurt feeling" during trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques.


Will the doctor adjust my neck (cervical spine)?

No, eck mobilization (not an adjustment) is my treatment of choice for the majority of patients with neck conditions. However, some neck conditions may respond more quickly to adjustments. If clinically indicated, an adjustments in a pain-free direction will be recommended but only performed with patient consent.  Treatment of the cervical spine would only be recommended if you are diagnosed cervical spine-related condition.


How often do I need to come?

Like other medications, manual medicine is dosage dependent.  As such, the dosage / frequency of treatments needs to be sufficient enough to have therapeutic value. Patients are usually seen 2 or 3 times per week until good repair (which brings about pain relief too!) is under way and consequently when exercises will begin to help the strength of repair.  The nature, duration, and severity of your problem typically determines the duration of treatment.  Most often, problems are much better within 2 to 8 weeks of commencing treatment.

Does your clinic direct bill to my extended health benefits?

The answer is yes. For your convenience, our administrative team will bill your extended health beneficiary directly. This means you only pay the deductible at the time of your appointment unless otherwise stated by your insurer. In order for our staff to successfully submit your insurance coverage please have your policy number and member identification readily available. This information can be found on a card issued to you by your health insurer or online through their website. We are connected with the following insurance companies:

  • BPA - Benefit Plan Administrators

  • Canada Life/Great West Life

  • Canadian Construction Workers Union

  • Chamber of Commerce Insurance


  • Claim Secure

  • Cowan

  • Desjardins Insurance

  • Empire Life

  • First Canadian

  • GMS Carrier 49

  • GMS Carrier 50

  • Great-West Life

  • Green Shield Canada

  • GroupHEALTH

  • GroupSource

  • Industrial Alliance

  • Johnston Group Inc.

  • LiUNA Local 183

  • LiUNA Local 506

  • Manion

  • Manulife Financial

  • Maximum Benefit 

  • Medavie Blue Cross

  • Medic Construction

  • Pacific Blue Cross

  • Peoples Corporation


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