With your clinic located inside GoodLife Fitness Union Station – Do I have to be a GoodLife member to come in?
Anyone can come in for treatment whether you are a GoodLife member or not.
Do I need a referral from my medical doctor to see a chiropractor?
No – chiropractors are primary care doctors. That means anyone can see a chiropractor with no medical referral.
Do my employee health benefits cover chiropractic?
Almost always but check with your provider to make sure.
Does OHIP cover chiropractic treatments?
No. OHIP does cover the cost of x-rays if they are deemed necessary by the chiropactor.
I have an injury or condition but it isn’t related to my back – can a chiropractor still help?
Yes chiropractors are fully trained in assessing and treating other conditions that affect the body. Dr. Jory is also trained as a Sports Therapist and has extensive experience treating sports injuries and athletes.
What would my first visit consist of?
A thorough health history will be taken along with an orthopedic assessment to determine your diagnosis. A treatment plan is decided on and the first treatment provided if necessary. The whole process takes around 45min-1hr.
Will I need x-rays?
It is unlikely that Dr. Jory will request x-rays unless it is deemed absolutely necessary. Dr. Jory respects that the amount of radiation you are exposed to is cumulative over your lifetime. That being said having an x-ray is a very low radiation exposure.
How long are treatments?
The average treatment takes 15-20 minutes. However – treatments can be booked for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 minutes depending on the severity of your condition and/or time constraints of your busy schedule.
What education do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors complete a minimum of seven years university level education. Almost all have an undergraduate Science Degree prior to entering the 4 year Chiropractic Doctoral Diploma. This intense curriculum is very similar to medical school with the main difference being chiropractors don’t study pharmaceuticals. Instead that time is devoted to orthopedic testing, treatment of conditions, and human anatomy with a large neuromusculoskeletal emphasis (nerves, muscles, bones and joints). Chiropractors are known as the spinal health experts.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Thomas A. Edison US inventor (1847 – 1931)
Where does the word ‘chiropractic’ come from?
‘Chiropractic’ is taken from Greek, meaning “done by hand”. Many cultures have used some form of physical manipulation in healing, including the Ancient Egyptians, Classical Greeks, Amerindians, Chinese, and Africans.
Will I be getting my back ‘cracked’?
If during the assessment Dr. Jory finds that certain joints in the spine or even in the extremity (ex. arms, legs, hands, feet) are tight or restricted he will explain how an ‘adjustment’ may help correct the issue. If you are not entirely comfortable trying the adjustment – Dr. Jory can use other more gentle techniques to try and achieve a similar outcome. Some conditions do not require the use of the chiropractic adjustment.