Chiropractic care at Pacific North Wellness takes a science-based approach to treatment. We are experts in the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and management of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Using a variety of techniques, therapeutic exercise, and rehab education, we give you the tools, confidence, and knowledge to achieve your health goals.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Chiropractic care can support you with:
Joint and muscle pain relief
Neural pain relief
Improved joint mobility
Enhanced athletic performance
Relief of pregnancy related back and pelvic girdle pain
Increased quality of life and wellness
WHAT TO EXPECT
Care starts with an in-depth, detailed history and physical exam. Treatment may include techniques such as joint manipulation, joint and tissue mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, exercise, education, and rehabilitation. Our Chiropractor takes a modern approach to treatment. Their treatment space is located within our gym, in our curtained treatment rooms. Each room is visually private, but not sound private. Private rooms are available upon request.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a doctor's referral?No referral is necessary for Private or MSP funded patients.
Is Physiotherapy covered by insurance?Yes. Most extended health plans offer coverage for Physiotherapy services. Each company offers different amounts. Some plans have a maximum amount per year, and some plans are unlimited. Physiotherapy is also covered by MSP premium assistance. If you are eligible for premium assistance, MSP will cover $23 per session, for up to 10 sessions per year.
What should I wear to my Physiotherapy appointment?Please wear clothes that can move so we can access the area that needs to be assessed and treated. If you have a knee injury, please bring shorts. If you have a shoulder injury please wear a tank top or a shirt that can be moved to expose the area.
Do you accept ICBC/car accident claims?Yes, we do accept valid ICBC claims. On your first appointment you will need your healthcare card and a valid claim number. You are entitled to accident benefits whether you are at fault or not.
Do you accept WorkSafeBC claims?No, we do not accept WorkSafeBC claims.
What is Dry Needling?Dry Needling is a form of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Using acupuncture-like needles, the therapist will place the needle into muscles that have tight bands or “trigger points.” The ultimate goal of Dry Needling is to cause a “twitch response” within the muscle. This can feel like an ache, tightness, or small contraction within the muscle. It is brief and the discomfort typically subsides immediately. The purpose of Dry Needling is to create a neuromuscular change which can help to decrease muscle tension, improve muscle strength and flexibility, and, overall, improve symptoms of pain and dysfunction.