160 Valleyview Road
Kelowna BC V1X 3M4
Monday — 9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday — 8am – 5:30pm
Wednesday — 8:30am– 2:00pm
Thursday— 9am – 7pm
Friday — 9am – 3pm
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. Chiropractic school is four years and is preceded by minimum of three years of university training. Most chiropractors complete a four-year undergraduate degree prior to entering chiropractic school, in fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.
No, getting cracked is not a necessary part of chiropractic treatments. Chiropractors primarily focus on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders using methods which may include manual adjustments and manipulations. These adjustments involve applying a controlled force to specific joints to improve their mobility and function.
The term “cracking” often refers to the sound that can occur during an adjustment due to the release of gas bubbles from the joint fluid. This sound, commonly associated with chiropractic adjustments, is not the actual cracking of bones.
Our team of chiropractors employs a diverse array of techniques, some of which are notably gentle. Your chiropractor will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your comfort preferences.
Chiropractic care can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals who are seeking relief from various musculoskeletal issues. People who might benefit from chiropractic care include:
- Individuals with Back Pain: Chiropractic adjustments can often provide relief from lower back pain, upper back pain, and other spine-related discomfort.
- Neck Pain Sufferers: Chiropractors can address neck pain and stiffness through adjustments and manipulations aimed at improving neck joint mobility.
- Headache and Migraine Patients: Some individuals find relief from chronic headaches and migraines through chiropractic care, especially when tension or joint dysfunction contribute to their symptoms.
- Joint Pain and Arthritis Patients: Chiropractic adjustments can help manage joint pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by improving joint function and mobility.
- Athletes and Active Individuals: Chiropractic care can aid in preventing and recovering from sports-related injuries, enhancing athletic performance, and maintaining overall body alignment.
- Pregnant Women: Chiropractic adjustments can provide comfort during pregnancy by addressing changes in posture, tension and alignment that often occur.
- Individuals with Postural Issues: Chiropractors can assist in correcting poor posture, which can lead to various musculoskeletal problems over time.
- Those Seeking Wellness and Maintenance: Even without specific pain or issues, some individuals use chiropractic care as part of their wellness routine to maintain overall musculoskeletal health.
- Patients Recovering from Accidents: Chiropractic care can be helpful after accidents like car collisions, where injuries to the spine or joints might have occurred.
- People Seeking Drug-Free Pain Relief: Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic care is safe for children when performed by a qualified and experienced chiropractor. However, there are several important factors to consider before seeking chiropractic care for children:
- Age and Developmental Stage: Children’s bodies are still developing, and their joints and bones are more pliable than those of adults. A skilled chiropractor will use gentle and age-appropriate techniques to address any musculoskeletal issues.
- Specific Conditions: Chiropractic care for children is often sought for issues like colic, sleeping problems, ear infections, and posture correction. It’s important to consult with a pediatrician before seeking chiropractic care to ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions that require different forms of treatment.
- Communication: A reputable chiropractor will communicate openly with both the child and the parents or guardians. They will explain the treatment plan, techniques, and potential outcomes, and they will obtain informed consent before proceeding.
- Minimal Force Techniques: Pediatric chiropractic care typically involves gentle, non-invasive techniques that are appropriate for a child’s developing body. High-velocity thrusts or forceful adjustments are generally not used on children.
- Safety Precautions: Pediatric chiropractors are trained to adapt their techniques to the child’s size, age, and comfort level. Safety precautions are taken to avoid any potential harm.
- Collaboration with Other Healthcare Providers: The chiropractor will collaborate with the child’s primary care physician or pediatrician when and if appropriate, and will refer the patient and parents back to their medical providers as necessary. This ensures that all aspects of the child’s health are being considered.
- Parental Involvement: Parents should be actively involved in their child’s chiropractic care. They should feel comfortable asking questions, voicing concerns, and being informed about each step of the treatment process.
In summary, chiropractic care for children can be safe and effective when approached with caution, proper training, and an understanding of the child’s unique needs. If you’re considering chiropractic care for your child, make sure to research and select an experienced, reputable chiropractor and consult with your child’s healthcare provider before beginning any treatment.
Yes! We are excited to welcome Alicia Harrison to Valleyview Chiropractic. Alicia has been a Registered Massage Therapist in Kelowna for the past 9.5 years, and she will be starting with the Valleyview team November 2023!
- Initial- $80 (regular), $40 (students), 30-45 min
- Subsequent- $60 (regular), $40 (students), 15-20 min
- Subsequent OVER 1 year- $80 (regular), $40 (students), 15-30 min
- Shockwave only
- Initial- $90, 30-45 min
- Subsequent- $70, 15-20 min
- Shockwave with chiropractic
- Initial- $105, 30-45 min
- Subsequent- $95, 15-20 min
Patients with additional coverage with MSP may be eligible for reduced fees. We are happy to check that coverage for you.
- 75 min- $145
- 60 min- $120
- 45 min- $100
- 30 min- $70
- all initial visits are either 45 min or 60 min
We are pleased to direct bill to:
- Canada Life
- Chambers of Commerce
Yes, our chiropractors accept both ICBC and WCB patients.