Like most people, you probably have a few friends and family members who swear by chiropractic care. But what is it, exactly?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands-on technique focusing on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the neuro-musculoskeletal systems & their associated conditions.
Chiropractic care uses the body's innate (natural) mechanisms to promote health and wellness and alleviate pain. Treatment techniques often include soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations/manipulations and various modalities such as cupping, acupuncture and shockwave therapy.
We offer unique treatment plans tailored to your needs to help relieve pain, improve mobility, and promote better overall health and wellness.
Here's what you need to know if you're considering chiropractic care.
A chiropractor is a health care professional specializing in diagnosing and treating neuromusculoskeletal systems. Chiropractors use various methods to treat these disorders (symptoms/conditions), including manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and nutrients/nutrition.
• Manual therapy involves using hands-on techniques to relieve pain and improve function. (Soft tissue therapy, Joint Mobilizations & Manipulations)
• Electrical stimulation uses electrical currents to stimulate the nerves and muscles.
• Nutrients are used to enhance the role of the body's cells and tissues.
• Rehabilitative exercises are provided to rebuild muscle strength, endurance, and power, improving overall flexibility and mobility
• Lifestyle modifications such as sleeping patterns, eating tendencies, level of physical activity, stress management practices and hydration habits can create lasting effects on your personal well-being.
Chiropractors are trained in the evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders.
Based on the best available evidence, combined with their clinical expertise, your chiropractor will work with you to determine the best treatment to relieve your pain, manage your condition and promote optimal wellness. Chiropractic care can prevent your condition from returning, restore your mobility and much more by working with the body’s own mechanisms.
Some of the conditions chiropractors treat include:
• Back pain( (Mid back, Low Back, Sciatica)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Hip & Knee pain
• Neck pain, Headaches & Migraines
• Referral Pain/Radiculopathies
• Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain/Pelvic Girdle Pain
• Paediatric Conditions or Wellness Checks- Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Positional Preferences (Feeding, sleeping, carrying).
• Stiffness or pain from prolonged sitting
• Sports injuries
• Tennis or Golfer’s elbow
• Arthritis, work and sports injuries.
• Postural Strain/Workplace Injuries
See a complete list of Dr. Sarah Seaborn’s chiropractic care and wellness treatments here.
In Ontario, you can visit a chiropractor without a doctor or other health care professional referral. This is because chiropractors are primary health care providers regulated by the province. As such, they are held to high standards of safety and efficacy. When you visit a chiropractor, they will take a thorough history and conduct a physical examination. They may also order diagnostic tests, such as x-rays or refer you to other practitioners - family physicians, specialists for advanced imaging or diagnostics - MRI, CT, and bloodwork.The goal of chiropractic care is to improve your overall health and well-being. By restoring proper alignment to your spine and extremities, chiropractors can help relieve pain, improve range of motion, and reduce inflammation. If you are looking for an alternative to medication or surgery, consider seeing a chiropractor.
60 min - Includes a comprehensive health history interview and physical assessment (observation, range of motion, orthopedic testing and manual muscle/joint palpation). Treatment is often included following the assessment, depending on the complexity of the case
45 min - Please book this appointment as advised by your practitioner and/or if any of the following applies: new injury/area of complaint, initial pre-natal/post-partum, >12 months since last appointment, and/or any other major changes to health history
30 min - Chiropractic treatment consisting of soft tissue therapy (heat/ice as needed), joint mobilizations/manipulations, and patient education for active care
45 min - Extended Subsequent - Chiropractic treatment consisting of soft tissue therapy (heat/ice as needed), joint mobilizations/manipulations, and patient education for active care. Plus additional treatment modalities include shockwave, acupuncture, cupping, exercise prescription etc.
25 min - Paediatric/Child - Chiropractic treatment consisting of soft tissue therapy, gentle joint mobilizations/manipulations (activator available), and parent/patient education for at-home care
40 min - Senior and Student - Chiropractic treatment consistent of soft tissue therapy (heat/ice as needed), joint mobilizations/manipulations, exercise therapy and patient education for active care
Check out our FAQ section for answers.
As of December 1, 2004, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) no longer covers chiropractic services.
In most instances, chiropractic is covered by insurance or by extended health care plans. Health care coverage will vary based on the insurance plan, with the examination and treatment or adjustments most often covered. Additional services like x-rays, physical therapy or other modalities vary depending on insurance health plan coverage. Please check with your individual insurance plan provider for more details.
Dr. Sarah Seaborn does offer direct billing through most major insurance companies including but not limited to:
To find out which chiropractic treatment may be covered under your health insurance, follow up with your insurance provider for more information.