Registered Massage Therapists are licensed and regulated to practice in British Columbia, and treat a wide range of conditions through therapeutic massage. They are an important part of any health team, and complement other specialties well, such as chiropractic.
Massage Therapy is the technique of treating a condition (injury, pain, etc), as well as resulting soft tissue changes that are connected to it. There are many massage techniques which are used to assess and treat patients, and positive results can be accomplished by you and your therapist working together to communicate expectations and progress during the course of your customized treatment plan, so that your results are tailored to your body's needs.
Massage Therapy can benefit all walks of life:
• individuals suffering chronic stress
• pre-natal care
• elderly, or those suffering from arthritis and other motion-limiting conditions
• post-surgical patients
Massage Therapy can help treat:
• reduce muscle spasms
• eve chronic tension
• acute and chronic pain
• muscle swelling and inflammation
• motor vehicle accident-related injuries
• injury prevention
Answer: probably! Chiropractic care is most often covered by your private insurance company. Your BC medical card does not usually cover chiropractic treatments, except for certain circumstances. Refined Health offers direct billing services, and this may include your insurance company! In this case, our clinic can do majority of the work for you, and reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for you. Chiropractic care may also be included in your ICBC claim (within 2 years of your accident), and it is also covered by WorkSafeBC.
Answer: varies Many people who have never tried chiropractic have questions about whether it is the right choice for them. Majority of patients who see a chiropractor will experience positive results. Unfortunately, there are also many people who have had a negative experience with their previous chiropractor, which dissuades them from trying it again. "There is the right chiropractor out there for you", says Dr. Carly, "and hopefully you find that I am that person who can make the change for you."
Answer: varies Like all health care, your treatments and the time it takes your body to recover or respond is impossible to determine right away. Some people experience positive results immediately, and may not need another treatment for quite some time. Others will respond more slowly to treatment, because their bodies need more time to recover. Many people who use chiropractic as a method to stay healthy find that they want to continue using it, but the frequency is not pre-determined nor is there a rule for how often you should visit your chiropractor. Question any chiropractor who tells you differently!