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Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions

What hours are we opened?

Our hours of operation are:
Monday: 8:45am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:45am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:45am – 2:30pm
Thursday: 8:45am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:45am – 2:30pm
Saturday: Appointment only.
Sunday: Appointment only.

What services do we offer?

Decompression Therapy
Custom Orthotics
Massage Therapy
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Where are we located?

KLO Chiropractic – 2-757 KLO Road – Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1Y 9L8

What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit to the clinic you will be asked to fill out a confidential patient history form and will then be seen by the doctor for your initial assessment. Some forms can be found in the Resources page for your convenience. In preparation for your first visit you should wear or bring comfortable clothing to allow for easier examination of your affected area.

The initial assessment will include a complete medical history, physical examination, diagnosis including all pertinent findings, a plan of management and expected recovery time.

What do Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are primary care practitioners who focus on neuro-muscular-skeletal conditions. This means your Chiropractor can help with pain in your muscles and joints and focus on a diagnosis and treatment that specific and centered for each patient. Chiropractic care includes examination (which may include diagnostic imaging, like x-rays), diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of the spine and extremities (or peripheral joints) as well as associated soft tissues. Treatment is administered principally by hand and includes primarily specific chiropractic manipulation or adjustments, and other therapeutic approaches such as soft tissue therapy, and muscle stimulation. Nutritional advice, lifestyle modifications, rehabilitation exercise prescription and ergonomic recommendations for the workplace may also be included as part of a patient’s treatment.

What is an Adjustment?

Adjusting, also called joint manipulation or mobilizations, is a tremendously effective tool in addressing restricted joints. Improper movement of joints will interfere with the movement chains of the body and can lead to pain or tissue damage. Chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively restore motion to restricted joints and normalize the movement of the body as a whole.

What conditions can we treat?

Back Pain
Neck Pain
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Tennis Elbow
Soft tissue injuries
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Injuries
TMJ Disorders
and many more

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?

A referral is usually not needed to see a chiropractor; however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your employer’s human resources department—or the insurance plan directly—to find out if there are any referral requirements.

What does a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) do?

-RMTs are trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for complete patient care.
-RMTs provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions.
-RMTs act upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve health.

Why visit a Registered Massage Therapist?

-Increasingly, scientific research supports the use of massage therapy as an effective approach in pain and injury management, rehabilitation and prevention.
-Research shows that massage therapy is effective in reducing pain, anxiety and stress.
-Massage therapy will also improve muscle strength, joint movement and a patient’s deep sleep and quality of life.

What type of education and training do RMTs have?

In BC, RMTs must complete a 3-year specialized program at an accredited college. The government approved curriculum requires rigorous study and a thorough understanding of pathology, neurology, anatomy, remedial exercise, kinesiology, physiology, and clinical sciences. All RMTs must complete the BC registration exams set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC), and must continue with post-graduate studies to maintain registration. RMTs honour a strict code of ethics set by the CMTBC, which ensures that patients receive safe, competent, and ethical care.

About BC's Registered Massage Therapists

-Have over 3000 hours of training, the highest standards in North America.
-Have mandatory continuing education and upgrading.
-Are linking research to practice, including providing evidence-based patient education and remedial exercise.

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