DEUTSCHER CHIROPRACTIC STORY
At Deutscher Chiropractic, we focus on delivering high-quality patient care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We realize that each patient is unique and requires unique and specified care for you and your family.
The Athabasca Clinic is the original Clinic that started in 1986 with Dr. Kurt Deutscher. In 2020, Wabasca Clinic was added and in 2022, Plamondon Clinic was opened. Since we have opened, Deutscher Chiropractic has been a trusted and reputable Chiropractor within Athabasca and surrounding areas. Deutscher Chiropractic also has three Chiropractors that are working in the clinics.
THE SPINE AND INTRODUCTION TO CHIROPRACTIC
When the small, but vitally important, 24 bones protecting your spinal cord lose their normal position, the delicate nerves in your spine become pinched, choked or irritated. This often results in back pain, reduced mobility, and in some cases, the inability to perform normal everyday tasks and activities.
That is where Doctors of Chiropractic come in. In cervical terms, Chiropractors are trained in neuromusculoskeletal. In plain language, Chiropractors are trained in treating disorders related to muscle imbalance and bone misalignment that can cause pain and reduce mobility. Your Chiropractor will examine your spine to determine if there is any malfunction or misalignment. If there is, your Chiropractor can adjust your back or neck to help solve the problem which, in turn will relieve the pain.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?
First visits often entail the Health History and a physical examination.
This is often found in a form that the patient fills out in regard to their health.
There may be further assessment questions regarding the health history.
Questions about diet and activity level may be asked as well.
During this exam, chiropractors will take a look at posture and ensure that things are normal (i.e., ensuring that one hip is not higher than the other).
Muscle tests may be conducted at this time.
Chiropractors may also get you to walk to check your arm and leg movements.
Chiropractors may also request for an x-ray of the spine to be completed. After this is completed, it is time to talk about treatment.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
We direct bill:
Alberta Blue Cross
Chamber of Commerce
GMS Carrier 49
GMS Carrier 50
Manitoba Blue Cross
Medavie Blue Cross
National Blue Cross
*** Billing is subject to a $5.00 postage charge
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
No, you do not need a doctor's referral to see a Chiropractor. Feel free to book an appointment or walk in if you are needing an appointment with a Chiropractor. Chiropractors are considered Primary Care Physicians and can refer you elsewhere if needed.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Although its main focus is the relationship between the skeleton (particularly the spine) and the nervous system that runs through it, Chiropractic is concerned with the care of the entire body. A Chiropractor uses various diagnostic methods. They use x-rays to discover the state of your health, paying particular attention to your spine and bone structure. Spinal manipulation and other manual adjustments are Chiropractors' primary methods of helping your body heal itself.
WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS DO?
Doctors of Chiropractic are primary care/primary contact health care professionals. A Chiropractor focuses on the spine in relation to the total body and is trained in the understanding and treatment of its component bone structures, muscles and nerves. There is no referral necessary to consult a Chiropractor. As holistic practitioners, they believe in treating the whole individual and practicing natural healing without drugs or invasive surgeries. Central to treatment, chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, directed pressure that restores the spine's ability to function. Doctors of Chiropractic recognize that dynamics exist between lifestyle, environment, and health. In addition to clinical treatment, your chiropractor can be a good source of information on beneficial exercise and nutrition.
WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS TREAT?
Mechanical Back Pain Including:
Low Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Strains and Sprains Including:
Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Injuries
Iliotibial Band Injuries
Motor vehicle Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive Stress Syndromes
DID YOU KNOW THAT CHIROPRACTORS ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED?
In Canada, chiropractors must:
complete at least seven years of post-secondary education, including a four-year academic program at an accredited chiropractic college
treat patients in a supervised clinic setting during their final two years of education
Additionally, to be a chiropractor in Alberta, doctors must:
pass the national competency examination
maintain professional competency through approved seminars and courses