The services categories below include the possible treatment options that may be used in that particular service category. For more information regarding any treatment option, please reference the treatment options section.
New Patient Initial / Examination Visit (Approx. 45-50 Minutes)
- For Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) cases, this may take much longer (Approx. 80-90 Minutes) and has a different price associated.
The New Patient Initial Consultation/Examination Visit takes place prior to any chiropractic or acupuncture treatment plan and services involving new patients. The key components of the assessment include a history, an examination, a review and completion of documentation, and chiropractic or acupuncturist decision making regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan. Chiropractors and Acupuncturists are required to perform an examination and determine a diagnosis/clinical impression before initiating a treatment protocol by the following bodies: Regulated Health Professions Act, the Chiropractic Act, the regulations under those acts, the standards of practice, guidelines, and policies of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario or the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.
PLEASE NOTE: The first examination visit may or may not include treatment as time restrictions may limit this or further evaluation of the case may be required depending on how severe the condition may be. Typically, the first MVA visit will involve more paperwork than treatment or no treatment.
Return Patient Visits and Other Service Options
Return Patient/Re-evaluation/New Complaint/With or Without Treatment (Approx. 35–45 Minutes)
The Return Patient is one who has not visited the clinic in over a year or a patient whose treatment plan is due for a re-evaluation, and a New Complaint patient is a current patient experiencing a new injury/pain/problem region that was not part of their initial exam/treatment plan. With both, an examination similar to the Initial Examination will take place prior to any new chiropractic treatment plan or services. The key components of the assessment include a history, an examination, a review and completion of documentation, and depending on which designation/license the treatments are falling under… a chiropractic or Acupuncturist decision making regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan. As stated above, Chiropractors and Acupuncturists are required to perform an examination and determine a diagnosis before initiating a treatment protocol. Additional time and paperwork may be required with patients that fall in this category.
PLEASE NOTE: The Return Patient/Re-evaluation or Patient with a New Complaint visit may or may not include treatment as time restrictions may limit this and / or further evaluation of the case may be required depending on how severe the condition may be. If no treatment takes place, the cost of this service will be cheaper than with treatment.
Chiropractic Express / Quick Adjustment Visit (Approx. 15 Minutes)
An Express Visit is a supportive care treatment that keeps joints loose to help a person’s everyday rigid lifestyle. The treatment involves a quick assessment on the status of the patient and for any joint restrictions followed by an adjustment/manipulation or mobilization of the affected joints to increase mobility. This helps play a role in overall preventative care in which a person’s health progress and lifestyle changes can be better monitored through routine visits.
PLEASE NOTE: Express Visits WILL NOT include muscle/soft tissue therapies, physiotherapeutic modalities, consultations, or other chiropractic services that are covered in the complete treatment below. Rare exceptions may be made as per doctor’s discretion.
Chiropractic Complete Care Visit (Duration times listed below)
These visits are for those requiring relief care, corrective care, or muscle and joint relaxation care. The purpose of this treatment is to help the healing process and return the individual back to, or close to a pre-injury state as soon as possible. For pain relief or muscle relaxation, this treatment category may combine Chiropractic Express joint care (described above) of manipulation or mobilization with Soft tissue therapy care such as Moist heat therapy, Muscle release techniques, and Physiotherapeutic machine modalities such as electrical stimulation or massage machines. This treatment may also include home care tips, advice, and prescribed stretches/exercises. Various injuries and conditions can be addressed with the tool combinations provided in this treatment category. The frequency of this care will be determined by the severity of the injury and the cooperation of the patient in its care. The time of the visit will dictate the cost of the visit. The timing is as follows:
- Short Visit (Approx. 25 – 30 Min): Typically will include one body region and one or both side of that particular body region.
- Long Visit (Approx. 35 – 40 Min): Typically will include one to two body regions (depending on severity of injury) and/or may be on both sides of the body.
- Extra Long Visit (Approx. 45 – 50 Min): Typically will include two body regions (depending on severity of injury) and/or may be on both sides of the body.
- Extra Extra Long Visit (Approx. 55 – 70 Min): Typically will include two to three body regions (depending on severity of injury) and/or may be on both sides of the body.
Acupuncture Session (Duration times listed below)
A treatment that has several applications from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) guidelines to Western Biomedical guidelines (More details available via the link below). Acupuncture is a procedure involving the insertion and manipulation of very fine needles placed into a variety of points on the body. Its suggested uses can help provide relaxation and stimulate healing of various muscles as well as help reduce pain with some muscle injury complaints. The treatments in this category may include electrical acupuncture or acupressure depending on the type of condition. This service is considered a stand alone treatment as it takes a bit longer than other treatments when conducted under the Traditional Chinese Medicine designation, though it also works well as a tool in combination with the Chiropractic Complete Care detailed above. Some patients have found that acupuncture works great for neurological cases (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, and other Lower back disc injuries), as well as for musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. Shoulder Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Sprain/Strains, and Tennis Elbow to name a few). Acupuncture is not always necessary, and the Chiropractic Complete Care (described above) is usually sufficient to treat most relief or corrective care injury and relaxation requirements.
- Short Visit (Approx. 25 – 30 Min): Typically will include a few needles in a local area of one body region on one or both sides of that particular region though may involve needling in distal points as well (as per Traditional Chinese Medicine theory when utilized under the Acupuncturist designation).
- Long Visit (Approx. 35 – 40 Min): Typically will include more extensive needling in one to two body regions (depending on severity of injury) which may be on both sides, distal points known to help the condition, and may also include electrical stimulation as well.
Please note: An additional charge will be applied for acupuncture needles to all acupuncture treatments typically included in the price of the stand alone acupuncture treatments, and if the acupuncture treatment is added to the above Chiropractic Complete Care Service options as a Combination treatment a small fee will be added to cover the needle and time expense.
Click here for more information about the benefits and theory of Acupuncture. The above is just a short description.
Active Care Exercise (ACE) / Fitness and Health Training (Billed Per 15 Minute Session)
This service involves the assistance and maintenance of the patient’s physical fitness and health under the Doctor’s supervision or guidance. Typically when in an injured or pain state, an individual will undergo a period of guarding (minimal use), immobilization, and/or lack of use. All these lead to muscle imbalances via compensatory behaviors and weakness with associated muscle coordination loss in the injured areas. With guided rehab training/personal fitness training, the patient can be lead from their supervised rehabilitation state to an independent rehab state and even further to an overall physically fit state. Developing and maintaining a positive physical state, not just physically, but mentally too, the body becomes more resilient to further injury. This package lets the Doctor provide inspiration for those who need that extra push to turn around the physical health aspects of their lives.
Basic Nutritional Consultation (Approx. 40-45 Minutes)
A simple service that includes a discussion regarding your current nutritional status and the goals that you may have. A brief nutritional assessment will be done and subsequent advice will be provided. The patient maintains complete independence while utilizing the nutritional advice given after the consultation. This is a check-up option for those who want to be as optimal as possible with their fitness and health goals, but want to do it on their own schedules. Dr. Javitz can help with basic Nutritional Tips and advice to either complement injury care, help stabilize bad eating habits, and / or educate the patient on the value of a proper food intake.
Custom Orthotics (Shoe Inserts) Therapy (Approx. 40-45 Minutes)
A service provided by Doctors of Chiropractic for the needs of some patients who require it. Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders. Faulty foot biomechanics can lead to a whole array of muscle and joint pain complaints from the ankle, to the knee, and even up to the low back region.
The most effective orthotics are custom-made devices that are designed to meet the specific needs of a particular individual. The Process involves a gait and foot assessment followed by a diagnosis and foot imprint for orthotic laboratory processing. A deposit is taken to cover the manufacturing fees and complete payment must be made on the day of receiving the completed orthotic. The whole process can take 3-4 weeks. Patients should look up their insurance coverage details prior to their visit as the amount of insurance coverage varies between different insurance companies and certain requirements (i.e. such as a doctors prescription may be required prior to starting the process and/or specifics as to who can dispense the orthotic to the patient are details worth finding out to make sure that the insurance company reimburses the cost of the orthotics).
Additional Details: Custom Orthotics are created using an impression of the foot called a cast, which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the cast and computer technology, technicians in an orthotic laboratory design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments. The finished orthotic is placed in the patient’s shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned. Additionally, Specific orthotics can be made to cater to the problems typically found in individuals with Diabetes.