Frequently asked questions
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor, osteopath or naturopath?
You do not - Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Naturopaths are primary care providers, just like medical doctors. Our practice is based on over 90% word-of-mouth referrals from our existing patients, which we feel speaks volumes about the results we get.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt and are they safe?
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment.
Once I go, do I have to continue going forever?
Of course not! However long you decide to benefit from the appointments is always up to you. Many patients decide to use these services as part of their family’s wellness strategy to stay well long term, but that is always the patient’s decision.
Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?
The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
Each patient’s care is unique and therefore customized to meet their specific condition and needs. Your chiropractor will modify adjustments based on your size, weight, age and health condition.
Is Osteopathy Like Chiropractic?
No, Osteopathic Manual Therapy is not like Chiropractic.
How many osteopathic treatments will it take for me to feel relief?
Is osteopathy treament painful?
In general, no. There may be some mild aching or a slightly "bruised" feeling after treatment. Many patients feel freer and more comfortable almost immediately. If you feel worried or concerned about the body’s reaction to your treatment then you should call the practice and ask to speak to one of the osteopaths on duty for advice and reassurance.
How does naturopathic medicine compare to conventional medicine?
Both are doctors, both provide primary care and both are similarly trained. The primary differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approach and the therapies used. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. This allows naturopathic doctors to find and treat the cause of the disease using a variety of therapies. Conventional doctors generally address and treat the symptoms of disease and use pharmaceutical therapies or surgery.
What training do Naturopathic doctors have?
Under what circumstances should I choose to see a naturopathic doctor?
1. You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to treat the whole person. This requires taking the time to listen and understand the genetic, environmental, and behavioral/lifestyle factors that can affect your health. At your initial appointment, you’ll spend up to an hour or more talking with your ND. 2. You want personalized treatment. NDs understand there is no one-size-fits-all treatment that works for everybody.