Does OHIP cover chiropractic care?

No. OHIP does not cover chiropractic care; however, most health insurance plans do include chiropractic. Be sure to check with your insurance provider for your coverage of chiropractic.

Do I require referral from a medical doctor to see a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are considered primary health care professionals and therefore a doctor’s note is not required to consult with a chiropractor in Canada.

What types of conditions do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat a variety of conditions arising from issues in the musculoskeletal system- a big word- but in short, we look at structures including the bones, joints, muscles, and nervous system to diagnose and formulate an appropriate plan of management for that condition. More common issues that chiropractors frequently treat include:

  • Headaches
  • Whiplash/Vertigo
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Nerve Related Syndromes

What education does a chiropractor have?

In Canada, Chiropractors must complete three to four years of post-secondary education prior to applying to a chiropractic institution. After an additional four years at an accredited chiropractic college, candidates must successfully pass three board examinations. Once successful in this, chiropractors can apply to their respective licensing colleges and must remain in good standing with this college in order to practice in their respective province.

What is the “cracking” noise during an adjustment?

Cavitations in the joint can sometimes occur along with an adjustment or manipulation. Fear not, this noise is not your “bones cracking” but rather gas being released from the joint capsule. In fact, researchers have recently been able to demonstrate exactly what is happening during a joint manipulation through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Check it out here.

Can adjustments hurt?

Adjustments should not hurt, however, minor and brief discomfort may arise when performing a manipulation. This is because to accurately complete an adjustment, chiropractors must take the joint past it’s normal, physiological range of motion (in doing so, this is often what causes the cavitation discussed above). You should let your chiropractor know if you experience discomfort during any part of your treatment.

Do I have to get adjusted?

Short answer: no. As the patient, you are encouraged to be an active member in your own health care. If at any time a treatment option has been proposed that you would rather opt out of, that is entirely your decision. My role is to give you all the necessary information, including my professional opinion, and allow you to make the choice to proceed or not.

Do I need a referral from a medical doctor for massage therapy?

No; however, your insurance company may require you to have a prescription in order to be reimbursed so we recommended checking with your third party insurer prior to your initial visit to avoid surprises.


Victoria Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
248 Erie Street West,
Windsor, ON, N9A 6B5


Tel: 519 995-5079


Fax: 226 773-0144


Tuesday 9am-2pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 1pm-6pm
Saturday 9am-12pm


Monday - Thursday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-12pm
Sunday 3pm-7pm

Victoria Chiropractic and Rehabilitation