The goals of chiropractic treatment are to help relieve pain and restore normal movement to the body. Common conditions treated include, arthritis, back pain, neck pain, headache, muscle and joint pain of the shoulder, hip, knee and foot. Other benefits include improved posture, flexibility and range of motion. Our practitioners adopt an evidence based approach to treatment that may include a variety of techniques including, manual adjustments, joint mobilizations, flexion-distraction therapy (lumbar decompression), stretching, exercise and deep tissue techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique (GT).
Frequently Asked Questions
How can Doctors of Chiropractic Help Me?
Your Polymed Rehab Chiropractor uses very safe, non-invasive techniques to restore motion to dysfunctional spinal or extremity joints, and treat the involved muscles and surrounding soft tissues. Although chiropractors use their hands for most treatments, they also use other methods such as heat, ultrasound, electrotherapy, and other manual and physical therapy techniques. Your Doctor of Chiropractic Health can also give you information and guidance on how you can stay healthy through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Common conditions successfully treated by Polymed Rehab Chiropractors include:
-low back pain
-neck and shoulder pain
-repetitive stress injuries
-knee pain and patellofemoral conditions
-tennis and golfer's elbow
-numbness and tingling
-ankle and foot pain
Is Chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes. Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of muscle and joint complaints. Although Chiropractic treatment has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with care from Polymed Rehab Chiropractor, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following Chiropractic treatment.
What education does Polymed Rehab Chiropractor have?
A Chiropractor undergoes at least four years of professional study following an undergraduate university degree. Doctors of Chiropractic also must pass national and provincial board examinations
A Doctor of Chiropractic practices a drug-free, hands-on approach to health that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Polymed Rehab Chiropractor is specially trained to recommend rehabilitative exercises, nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Do I need a referral to see a Chiropractic Doctor at Polymed?
No. A referral is not necessary to be assessed or treated by a Chiropractor. However, we welcome patients who have been referred to a Chiropractor by their family doctor.
What can I expect on my first appointment to a Chiropractor at Polymed Rehab?
The initial chiropractic assessment consists of a thorough health history and focused physical examination that helps the Chiropractor identify factors influencing a patient’s health. The Chiropractor will then review therapies that may be used in the treatment plan. Chiropractic patients may ask their chiropractor any questions they have. A chiropractic treatment is also performed on the first visit, unless further diagnostic tests are needed. The typical chiropractic initial assessment takes between 40 and 60 minutes.
What should I wear to my initial assessment with the Chiropractor?
Patients should bring comfortable clothing that allows the Chiropractor easy access to the area of concern.
Does the Chiropractor take X-Rays?
The majority of Chiropractic patients who come into Polymed do not require x-rays to have their conditions treated effectively. X-rays are occasionally ordered by a Chiropractor in order to rule out serious conditions.
How long will my condition take to get better with Chiropractic Care?
Every case is different; however, Chiropractic patients typically notice an improvement after the first few treatments. Your Polymed Rehab Chiropractor will assess progress and review the treatment plan during every patient visit.
Is Chiropractic treatment ongoing?
Following the initial exam, the Chiropractor will inform the patient of the extent of treatment recommended and how long it can be expected to last. The goal of the Chiropractor is to resolve pain, restore function, and reduce incidences of recurrence.
Do insurance plans cover Polymed Rehab Chiropractic Health?
Yes. The majority of Toronto workers have partial or full coverage for Chiropractic through their workplace health plans. OHIP does not cover these services. The chiropractic patient is provided with a detailed itemized receipt listing the services provided, the credentials of the Polymed Rehab Chiropractor, as well as payment details for reimbursement.
How do I play an active role in my health care?
One of the most crucial parts of a successful chiropractic treatment plan is what the patient does outside of the clinic. That is why exercise rehabilitation is a key element of treatment by a Chiropractor at Polymed.