Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my first appointment take?

How long will my first appointment take?

Your first visit with us may be as short as 30 minutes or in certain situations may take as long as 1 hour. Please be prepared to spend one hour with us during your initial consultation, however if your situation is straight forward we may be able to complete your session in a shorter time frame.

How much will my treatments cost?

ADULT New Patient fees (18+) are $119.00 and future visits cost $50.00. We also offer special rates for Seniors (65 +); Children (under 18) and active serving Military members. We have OPTIONAL care packages available for your convenience which can make your care more convenient and affordable.

Does your studio offer Direct Billing?

Chiropractic Direct Billing

Yes! We now offer direct billing. Several insurance companies are recently allowing chiropractic providers to bill them directly for our services. These companies include Blue Cross, Sun Life, Great West Life, Standard Life, Manulife, Group Source, Green Shield, Desjardins, Johnson Inc, Industrial Alliance and several Trades.

We also offer direct billing for Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation claims, RCMP members, Veterans Affairs Canada and Funds Administrative Service (Trades Unions).

Please bring your benefit card or claim number with you to your first appointment. For your first visit, please be aware you may be required to pay out of pocket depending on your plan's specifics.

What kinds of questions will I be asked during my INITIAL CONSULTATION?

You will be asked to a variety of questions regarding the reason for your visit and several questions about your current and past medical health history. During your initial consultation, your Doctor of Chiropractic will review your Health Questionnaire and discuss all area(s) of concern to develop a working diagnosis. We will provide our clinical opinion regarding your diagnosis during your Initial Visit and will answer any questions you may have regarding your problem areas.

Do I need to have x-rays done before my first treatment?

Do I need to have x-rays done before my first treatment?

In most instances there will be no requirement for x-rays before proceeding with your first treatment. However, in some situations we may recommend that you have additional diagnostic testing conducted such as x-rays, bone scans, blood work, MRI, CT or bone density tests. These tests may be necessary to formulate a complete musculoskeletal diagnosis.

Will I be examined before proceeding with care?

A thorough physical examination will be performed by us on your first visit to assess the function of your nerves, joints and muscles. Your examination may include a neurological exam, assessment of joint play, range of motion testing and/or orthopedic testing. When your examination is complete, we will spend time explaining your diagnosis in detail and will provide you with information regarding your treatment options.

Will I receive treatment on my first visit?

In most cases you will receive treatment during your first visit, however, if you have experienced recent trauma or if we recommend diagnostic imaging such as an x-ray to gather additional information, treatment may be delayed until your second visit.

How should I know what to expect for changes in my pain AFTER each chiropractic visit?

We will do our very best to provide you with specific, understandable information about the type of changes you should expect following each chiropractic session. It is very common for the type of pain you have been experiencing to change significantly, even after one treatment. These changes frequently include a shift in pain character from sharper pain to more dull and achy pain; movement of pain from one location to another and remaining levels pain becoming less constant and more intermittent in frequency.

We will provide you with the opportunity to ask us questions before, during and after your treatment so you feel comfortable with what to expect at all times while under our care. We will also provide you with helpful information such as recommended sleeping positions, activities to avoid, when to use ice or heat, recommended stretches, postural or ergonomic advice and ways to manage inflammation and pain.

What if I have an EMERGENCY situation and need to receive special care?

You will be able to reach one of our chiropractors during our regular clinic hours. As we are open seven (7) days per week one of us will be available to answer your questions and to provide extra care should you need it.

How do your text messaging and email appointment reminders work?

SMS Text Message Reminder

It's easy! When you arrive at the studio for your first appointment, just indicate you are interested in signing up for our text messaging or email reminder service. You will automatically receive a text message or email reminder 1 day before your next scheduled appointment.

What level of education do Doctors of Chiropractic practicing in Alberta require?

Education for Chiropractors

To become licensed Chiropractors, Drs. Megan, Mailie, Dawn and Sheena received a four year, Bachelor of Science degree. We then went on to complete our Chiropractic education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College ( www.cmcc.ca ) in Toronto.

As Regulated Health Care professionals, we are governed by the Alberta Chiropractic Association and College ( albertachiro.com ). Chiropractors in Alberta are permitted to diagnose Neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions (those relating to nerves, muscles, bones and joints). We are able to order and interpret a variety of diagnostic test results all covered by Alberta Health Care including x-rays, bone scans, bone density scans, ultrasounds CT scans and MRIs in order to help formulate an accurate chiropractic diagnosis.

Can Doctors of Chiropractic refer patients to Medical Specialists?

As Doctors of Chiropractic, we are permitted to refer our patients directly to medical specialists (orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, sports medicine physicians etc.). Just like General Medical Practitioners, we are each assigned a "Practitioner Identification Number” which allows us to refer our patients to medical specialists and for the specialists to receive payment for our patient referrals.

While we love to care for all patients in our practice, we also possess a special interest in caring for athletes, pregnant women, infants and children. People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care and want to share our unique chiropractic skills with as many health conscious people as possible!

We both look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and to show you the benefits of a safe and effective form of health care which can help you discover new levels of personal well being!

Does your studio provide patients complimentary drinks and snacks?

Does your chiropractic studio provide patients complimentary drinks and snacks?

We want to provide you with the best possible experience during your time at THE CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS STUDIO. During your visits to our studio you and your family are welcome to help yourself to our complimentary drinks and snacks. We offer a wide array of teas, coffees, hot chocolate and water and a variety of pre-packaged snacks including granola bars, fruit snacks, 'healthier' cookies and baked crackers or chips.

May I bring my children to my chiropractic appointment?

May I bring my children to my chiropractic appointment?

Many parents choose chiropractic care for their children at our studio. We are a 'child friendly' studio and we want you to know your children are ALWAYS more than welcome to accompany you to your chiropractic appointments.

What kind of atmosphere can I expect to experience at The Chiropractic Wellness Studio?

What kind of atmosphere can I expect to experience at The Chiropractic Wellness Studio?

We want your experience at our studio to be both therapeutic and of course, relaxing. Our unique treatment rooms feature dimmed lighting, cozy fireplaces and music with a volume control dial on the wall. Make yourself a hot drink before you enter the treatment room and enjoy the serenity of our calming treatment rooms while you sip on your beverage and enjoy your complimentary snack.