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?
Does your studio offer 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, Canada Life (formerly 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, RCMP members, Veterans Affairs Canada and Funds Administrative Service (Trades Unions).
Please bring your benefit card 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?
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?
Will I receive treatment on my first 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?
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?
Doctors of Chiropractic practicing in Canada have a minimum of 7 years of post secondary education; they must complete an undergraduate degree followed by 3-4 years of Chiropractic training.
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, Musculoskeletal Ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs. Having the ability to order these tests helps us to gather more information about your health in order to make more informed clinical decisions about the type of treatment you need. Our team of seven chiropractors offer a very balanced approach to caring for our patients, combining chiropractic care and medical care when needed.
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 directly to medical specialists and for the specialists to receive payment for the patients we refer.
Our seven Chiropractors each possess our own special interests in caring for the various people in our practice including recreational and competitive athletes, pregnant women, infants and children. People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care and we want to share our unique set of diagnostic and chiropractic skills with as many health conscious people as possible!
We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and to show you the benefits of a safe and extremely 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?
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 PLUS 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?
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?
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 your treatment room and enjoy the serenity of our spa like setting, while you sip on your beverage and enjoy your complimentary snack.