The Chiropractic profession is a primary health care modality in Canada. The Chiropractic profession in BC is regulated by the College of Chiropractors of BC (CCBC). This central governing body works with the Provincial Government, under the Health Professions Act, to provide regulatory mechanisms that ensure public safety and a standardized educational format focused on providing successful registrants a minimum level of competency in the profession.
The Chiropractic profession involves multiple interventions for the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction. This includes manual therapy techniques, electrotherapeutic and mechanical agents, and active rehabilitation.
The best time to see your chiropractor is immediately after you suffer an injury or within two days of feeling pain that is not associated with a trauma. If you find that aches are limiting you from sleeping well, sitting or walking, it is recommended that you see your chiropractor as soon as possible. You never need a referral to see a chiropractor. The earlier you see your chiropractor, the greater chance there is for a full recovery. Sometimes small problems can escalate into big medical challenges that can impact your life significantly.
Chiropractors are primary care providers and can support your recovery from start to finish. Patients who suffer for a long time without chiropractic care may wish to seek out a second opinion from a chiropractic doctor if their current medical treatments are not effective.
Many patients get to know their bodies and can sense the need for a visit to maintain optimal spinal health. They may feel like something is “off”, unbalanced or tight in their posture and seek out treatment to correct it.
Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical treatments to treat patients with certain types of:
Total Care Health are pleased to work with many different benefits providers to expand access to chiropractic care and improve the patient experience when they have a need to obtain coverage. Click on the following links to learn more about ICBC & WorkSafeBC Coverages: