Your first visit typically lasts one hour. During this time your North York Chiropractor will conduct a history, including a focused history or your primary complaint and a general health history. The history is followed by a thorough physical examination consisting of postural examination, range of motion, neurological examination, orthopaedic testing in order to arrive at a diagnosis. Once the chiropractor has confirmed a diagnosis, a report of the findings will be completed and communicated to the patient. This is an open discussion between the chiropractor and the patient regarding the diagnosis, treatment options, risks, benefits and goals. Treatment begins on the initial visit following the report of findings.
Subsequent visits typically last 15-20 minutes depending on the conditions. During this time the chiropractor will provide a focused assessment to monitor progress followed by treatment based on the discussed plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will exercises be recommended for me?
Along with your Treatment Plan, your chiropractor will recommend alternatives to care, exercises and changes to your present lifestyle during your Report of Findings
How long will I need care?
The length of time you are under chiropractic care varies among individuals. After the chiropractor completes your physical assessment, your diagnosis and Treatment Plan will be recommended to you in your Report of Findings.
Will I need X-rays?
X-rays are not needed for ever patient and are requested on an individual basis. In the case where they are necessary, X-rays can help confirm a chiropractor’s diagnosis and can also rule out possible fractures.
Do I require a referral from my Medical Doctor?
No, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor.
Will my health insurance cover treatment?
The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not currently cover chiropractic care, however most third party payers offer coverage. Patients may also be covered under the Workers compensation Board if they have been injured at work or through their automobile insurance if they were involved in a motor vehicle accident.
How do I know what therapies are best for my condition?
Prior to discussing treatment options, patients will undergo a clinical history and physical examination. Dr. Arseneau is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and will offer advice with regard to your specific condition and therapies that may best suit you, including options outside of our facilities.
We offer direct billing to patients with various Health Insurance plans. These include:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Workplace Injury (WSIB)
- Certain Extended Health Plans
Helpful Links & Resources
Having a musculoskeletal or neurological condition and requiring medical treatment can be overwhelming at times. Here are some useful resources to help you navigate the wealth of information that you may be looking for.
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