Information for New Patients
Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care practitioners therefore you do not require a referral to see a chiropractor.
For your initial visit, please bring your Manitoba Health Card and any x-rays, imaging or medical reports related to your condition.
The time for initial consultation typically take 45 minutes to an hour. During the consultation a thorough health history will be taken and an examination performed. You will be provided with a diagnosis (an understanding of your condition) and prognosis (predicted outcome of your condition) and a recommended course of treatment.
If chiropractic care is deemed a suitable choice of treatment, then you and the chiropractor will discuss different treatment possibilities. Chiropractic adjustments consist of a variety of options including manual hands on adjustments, an instrument based adjustment (ex. Activator), soft tissue therapy and mobilisations. The best treatment will be determined based on your specific needs.
Most extended health care benefit plans offer coverage for chiropractic care. Our office will provide you with a receipt to bill your insurance provider.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
If you have been injured due to a motor vehicle accident, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) provides coverage for chiropractic care. Simply call the MPI to obtain a ‘Bodily Injury claim number’: 204-985-7000 or toll-free 1-800-665-2410. Please bring this claim number with you for your initial visit after the accident.
Workplace Injury Coverage
If you have been injured at your workplace, the Manitoba Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) provides coverage for chiropractic care. Report the injury to your employer and call WCB to obtain a claim number. Phone 204-954-4100 or toll-free 1-800-362-3340. Please bring this claim number with you for your initial visit after the injury.