CHIROPRACTIC • MASSAGE • SPA
Serving East Central Alberta with Evidence Based Care
Chiropractic is for all ages including children through great grandparents. Chiropractic is healthcare that manages the neuromusculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Dr. Larson uses a hands-on technique to help alleviate discomfort and maintain good alignment.
People see a chiropractor for:
* Back and neck pain
* Headaches, including migraines
* Whiplash and car accident injuries
* Strains and sprains from day-to-day tasks to sports injuries
* Workplace injuries
* General health and well-being
People who also suffer work, auto or sports injuries often seek pain relief and healing from a chiropractor. See the MVA or WCB sections for more information.
Why Would You See a Chiropractor?
Member of the ACAC
We are licensed by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.
The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors is dedicated to regulating the chiropractic profession in a manner that supports quality care and upholds public trust; as well as furthering awareness and understanding of the benefits of chiropractic care among Albertans.
For more information visit: www.albertachiro.com
What is Regulation?
Being regulated means that chiropractors in Alberta must obey all legislative requirements set by the government for all health care providers. Other health care providers that are regulated include nurses, dentists, medical doctors and optometrists.
In Alberta, the Health Professions Act ensures all regulated health care providers:
are educated and trained properly
practice within a defined scope of practice
adhere to strict standards of practice
hold liability protection/coverage
meet competency standards
are accountable to a regulatory organization
The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) is entrusted with enforcing the requirements set by government for all chiropractors. To be a chiropractor in Alberta, you must be a member, in good standing, with the ACAC.
Training and Education
In Canada, doctors of chiropractic must complete a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education, which includes a four-year academic program at an accredited chiropractic college. In addition to classroom hours, students spend over 600 hours treating patients in a supervised clinic setting during their final two years of education.
To be a chiropractor in Alberta, doctors must successfully pass national board exams and maintain professional competency through approved seminars and courses.
Did you know?
Only health care providers who are regulated under Alberta’s Health Professions Act – such as chiropractors – are legally permitted to call themselves doctors.
More than 25 years of research about the safety and efficacy of chiropractic treatment prove that chiropractic is effective and beneficial to patients for the treatment of back and neck related conditions.
Because chiropractic is non-invasive, the risk of a serious adverse effect is extremely low. While most people feel a sense of relief, it is possible that following a chiropractic treatment you may experience mild soreness that should go away quickly. Before you have a chiropractic treatment, ask to discuss any concerns you have with your chiropractor. If you have any lasting effects or concerns, talk to your chiropractor.
Chiropractic is a health discipline firmly grounded in science and endorsed by research. Researchers, both within and outside the chiropractic profession, are actively involved in studying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment.
The growing body of evidence continues to prove the value of chiropractic with consistently high marks for clinical effectiveness, cost efficiency and patient satisfaction.
Safety and Research
NEW PATIENT | $75
RETURNING PATIENT | $55
All chiropractic patients will experience an initial assessment before treatment. The first visit will take longer than following visits, because a physical assessment will be conducted based on the reason for your visit. Following the physical assessment, we will talk with you about your diagnosis and treatment plan before you receive treatment/an adjustment.
Patients that have been treated within the last 5 years are considered returning patients. If it has been over 5 years patients will require a new patients appointment that will require phoning the front desk.