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Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractors

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Not sure how a chiropractor can help you? Curious to find out how adjustments works? Want to know exactly when you need a chiropractor? Here are some of your most common questions answered

What do Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are manual therapists who provide diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, extremities and joints.
They can use many different techniques including acupuncture, active release therapy, graston, soft tissue relea, joint mobilizations and of course joint adjustments!

A chiropractor can help treat many different conditions including (but not limited to):
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Whiplash
– Neck Pain
– TMJ & Jaw Pain
– Pinched Nerve
– Sciatica
– Disc Injuries
– Tennis Elbow
– Lower Back Pain
– Knee Pain
– Scoliosis
– Vertigo … & more

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Do I need a Doctor’s Notes?

No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to come to see a Chiropractor at our clinics. However, check with your insurance company to see if you need one for reimbursement. If you have any ultrasound/x-ray/MRI/CT results, please bring them in!

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! Chiropractic services are covered by most employee health benefits plans. We offer direct billing for most major insurance companies including:
– Manulife/OTIP
– Sunlife
– Canada Life
– Green Shield Canada
– Desjardins
– Industrial Alliance
– Medavie Bluecross
– Claimsecure
– Manion
Don’t see your insurer here? Contact us and speak to one of our Client Experience Coordinators directly!

What is that cracking sound in chiropractic adjustments? Is it safe?

An adjustment (also known as joint manipulations) is when your chiropractor applies directed & controlled force to your joints to restore limited range of motion, decrease pain, and reduce nerve irritation.

The “crack” you hear during your adjustment is just the joints opening up. Think about a suction cup releasing from a wall. It is NOT your bones “cracking”. When your joints are stiff, there’s a lot of pressure that is built up in the joint space – and the “pop” is just the sound of that pressure releasing.

Yes – adjustments are safe! Your Chiropractor has been trained for years in the art & science of proper joint manipulations. They will always perform a thorough assessment to ensure adjustments are safe and beneficial for you – and will always work within your comfort level.

Why Choose a Chiropractor at Axis Therapy & Performance

At Axis Therapy it is our mission to become a pivotal part of your recovery journey. We do not compromise on quality of care or customer service. We are results driven, and are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and live pain free.

Our Chiropractors also collaborate with other team members (physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and fascial stretch therapists) to ensure you are getting a complete circle of care.

Your chiropractor can use a wide range of techniques including (but not limited to) adjustments, stretching, active release technique, cupping therapy, contemporary acupuncture/dry needling, ultrasound, IMS, and exercise rehab.


Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT Scarborough
1585 Markham Rd, Unit 308
Scarborough, ON M1B 2W1

Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, Massage Therapy, Naturopath Riverdale
377 Broadview Ave Unit 101
Toronto, ON M4K 2M7

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