What is Chiropractic Care?
Regulated by The College of Chiropractors of British Columbia, the profession of Chiropractic is a hands-on, non-invasive, drug-free practice to help treat pain and a variety of conditions throughout the body. Chiropractors have a doctorate degree with a combined eight years of education to diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Over the past two decades, our chiropractor has treated a wide variety of people including babies, children, adults and seniors. Most people including those who are sedentary and starting an exercise regimen to weekend warriors and professional athletes can find benefit from chiropractic care.
If you aren’t sure if Chiropractic treatment is right for you, set up a free 10 minute consultation and let’s talk!
What should I expect from my first visit?
The first appointment will consist of a comprehensive assessment (physical and medical history), along with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Manual adjustments may be performed if declared a candidate for treatment by your Chiropractor. Your first adjustment will be minimal to best assess your tolerance and rate of recovery capability. Depending upon the diagnosis, it may also be recommended to seek other treatment such as massage or physiotherapy as these alternative forms of treatment greatly compliment one another. You may also be given stretches or home exercises to aid in recovery. Rest assured, there is always time to ask questions and discuss your health concerns and you will never feel rushed as your health is our number one priority.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic manipulations have been proven to help restore mobility and tissue healing which can prevent re-injury to a specific area of the body. Chiropractic treatment also helps to reduce or eliminate acute or chronic pain and can improve function and performance of the spine and body.
Techniques We Use
Our Chiropractors at Genuine Athletics & Rehabilitation will help you improve your well-being and get you back to feeling your best through chiropractic care. The team will provide you with the highest levels of clinical expertise and unparalleled, personalized, one-on-one care in a comfortable and inviting environment. There are several ways of adjusting used by these chiropractors including gentle methods, massage techniques and the Activator® or Impulse adjusting instrument, which are a low-force method. We can even use heat to relax your muscles before beginning, so that you feel more comfortable. The “cracking” or “popping” noise you hear during a chiropractic session is no cause for concern. It is simply nitrogen air released when the joints are properly aligned.
- Neck and Back pain including Sciatica Pain
- Sports Injuries and Repetitive
- Sprains/Strains Injuries
- Whiplash and Motor Vehicle related injuries
- Headaches including Migraines and Concussion Care
- Osteoarthritis and Disc Diseases
- Postural issues and Scoliosis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Immobility and stiffness
- Pregnancy Care
- Join, Muscle and Ligament Compression
What is Shockwave Therapy? How does it work?
Shockwave Therapy creates Radial Pressure Waves and was first introduced as a medical treatment 20 years ago to eliminate kidney stones. It was discovered that one side effect from treatment was accelerated tissue healing in the area. The acoustic energy created by Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment method for long-term tendon injuries with very few side effects.
The pressure waves penetrate the tissue and reduce pain by inhibiting the transmission of pain signals (Gate Control Theory). It also increases cell metabolism and promotes the release of pain and inflammatory inhibiting substances. Revascularization of the area occurs with new blood flow promoting tissue healing and regeneration.
What conditions can be treated?
Shockwave works well for any insertional tendinopathy where soft tissue attaches to the bone. It also works well on trigger points and muscle tension.
How long is the treatment and how often do I need to be seen?
After the initial assessment, each follow-up visit is 15 min. It is recommended you come in for 3-5 treatments separated by 5-7 days each.
Is it painful?
I can be uncomfortable at times as it is applied directly to the injured area. However, it is usually well tolerated. The injured area will normally feel better after a treatment and then may become sore 24-48 hours post treatment. The soreness should dissipate over the following 24-48 hours and before your next treatment.
What is Laser Therapy? How does it work?
Laser Therapy has been used successfully in our South Surrey clinic to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries and post-surgical wounds. Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of Laser Therapy are long lasting. This dynamic technology utilizes super-luminous and laser diodes to irradiate abnormal tissue with photons. These are particles of energy that are absorbed by a variety of micro-molecules within the cell, a process which initiates a number of positive physiological responses. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy. The result: normal cell morphology and function are restored.
What conditions can be treated?
GENERAL: Carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, repetitive stress injury, rotator cuff tears, TMJ dysfunction. INJURIES: Bulging and herniated discs, contusions, facet joint syndrome, fractures with associated soft-tissue injuries, ligament and tendon tears. INFLAMMATORY: Bursitis, myositis, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, tendonitis. DEGENERATIVE: Calcifications (e.g. bone spurs), chondromalacia patella, discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis.
How often do I need treatment?
Treatments are typically 30 minutes. The number of treatments will vary with regard to the individual presenting problem. Just as every medical condition varies so will the individual response to therapy.
Genuine Athletics offers direct billing with the following providers
We are pleased to offer direct billing for physiotherapy to a number of extended health carriers (see list below). Availability of this service is dependent on your carrier and/or plan. Please note that all treatment fees are the responsibility of the patient. If online direct billing is not available you will be asked to pay for your visit upfront and we will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your extended health carrier for reimbursement. However, please check with your Extended Provider to determine your specific coverage or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ICBC Direct Billing for Chiropractic Treatment In South Surrey/ White Rock
At Genuine Athletics, we offer direct billing with ICBC for Chiropractic Care. Treatment is important to prevent long term damage while improving strength, flexibility and overall function. The best time to start treatment is immediately after the car accident has taken place before symptoms progress.
You are pre-authorized for 25 Chiropractic treatments within the first 12 weeks from the date of your accident.
For all claims outside of 12 weeks from the initial crash we may require pre-approval before starting treatment.