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FAQ

“It has been recognized that the dysfunctions of muscles and joints are so closely related, the two should be considered a single, inseparable functional unit” – Dr. Vladimir Janda

  • ”Do

    Chiropractors treat variety of injuries from head to toe involving almost all joints in the body. With our sports related approach, Performance Chiropractic treats numerous injuries including sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, runner knee, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, postural syndromes, shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle imbalances, headaches, and core instability, among other things.

    Come in for an assessment and the team at Performance Chiro can create a custom plan for your specific needs.

  • ”How

    While treatment lengths vary somewhat from person to person and from condition to condition, there are a few rules of thumb you can follow.

    1) Newer injuries, if treated appropriately and immediately, tend to improve after fewer visits – assuming that major tissue injury has not occurred. Many of these first time injuries can be effectively managed in as little as 6 to 7 visits.

    2) Conditions that have been present for greater than 3 months and recurring conditions are generally more stubborn and difficult to treat. Resolution may require 12 visits or more.

    Believing that an injury will simply “go away” on its own is counterproductive. It is important to understand that the longer your condition has been around, the more treatments it will eventually require to resolve. Prompt and appropriate action is best and most effective.

    The only sure way to determine how long your treatment will take is to schedule a consultation and/or examination and get a personalized plan for your needs.

  • ”Is

    The treatments themselves are generally not painful.

    In fact, most patients look forward to their treatments as many experience instantaneous relief. Individuals who already have moderate to severe pain associated with the injury or issue may experience some minor discomfort during treatment; however, care is always gentle, safe, and non-invasive.

  • ”What

    Active Release Technique is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

    Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be treated.

    These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles, which can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

  • ”What

    An adjustment is a highly-skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to the vertebrae of the spine or other joints of the body. Adjustment corrects the joint to restore proper movement and improve function.

    When a joint is adjusted, an air bubble may escape causing a popping noise, similar to when you crack your knuckles. Depending on the nature of the problem, your chiropractor may also utilize joint mobilization, active release techniques, muscle stimulation, and therapeutic exercises to relieve your pain and get you moving again.

  • ”What

    Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Spinal manipulative therapy (adjustment) provided by chiropractic doctors has been researched extensively both in Canada and internationally. Chiropractors offer a safe, non-invasive approach to joint and muscle problems. 

  • ”Is

    Chiropractic care is covered by most all health care plans. At Performance Chiropractic we direct bill most all major insurance companies making you’re out of pocket expense very low and sometimes even zero. For further information about your coverage call our front desk staff any they can assist you further. 

  • ”Do

    No, a patient does not need a referral. Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact health care professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly. 

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