Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at my first visit?

During your first chiropractic appointment, Dr. Leah will ask you about your detailed health history. Our bodies act as a unit, and therefore it is important for Dr. Leah to understand your complete health history. After this, a physical assessment will be completed in order for Dr. Leah to be able to diagnose the root cause of your pain or dysfunction. She then combines the results of the history and physical assessment, to create an individualized treatment plan. If you are a candidate for chiropractic care, you will often have your first treatment that day! The first visit is approximately 30-45 minutes in length.

What can I expect at my follow up appointments?

Follow up appointments range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on your treatment plan. These visit consist of a short assessment on how you are feeling since last treatment, and then a tailored treatment.

What types of treatments should I expect?

Dr. Leah uses a variety of techniques in order to restore function and decrease pain. Depending on your treatment plan, Dr. Leah could work on the “soft tissue” including muscles, ligaments, and tendons using either her hands, cupping therapy, or an instrument (instrument assisted soft tissue therapy – IASTT). She could also use diversified adjusting techniques to help restore to your joints. Dr. Leah is also a medical acupuncture provider, which can be used either as a stand alone treatment, or in combination with the techniques mentioned above.

What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a precise movement performed by your chiropractor by their hands to the joints in your spine or other areas in the body. The purpose of the adjustment is to restore proper movement and improve function to these joints.
What is that popping/cracking noise?

When a joint is adjusted, you may or may not hear a popping noise. This is just gas being created within the joint capsule!

I don't like that popping noise, do I have to be adjusted?
Nope! Although many people experience relief of pain and increase in movement after an adjustment, it isn’t necessary in all treatment plans. Instead, Dr. Leah can use joint mobilization, soft tissue techniques, or exercises in order to relieve your pain and dysfunction.
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No. Chiropractors are primary healthcare provides in Canada. This means that you do not need a referral, and that you can consult your chiropractor directly.
Is chiropractic care covered by OHIP?

Chiropractic care is currently not covered by OHIP, however most extended health care plans do cover the costs of the visits. Please check your health plan to determine your coverage for chiropractic care.