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Frequently Asked Questions
It's my first appointment, what should I know?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your first visit so you can complete your intake form.
What should I expect during my first treatment?
Your therapist will go over everything with you in the room. You have the right to end treatment at anytime or ask questions at anytime. Your therapist will tell you exactly what the plan is and based on your consent you will continue if you are both comfortable with the plan.
What should I wear for my appointment?
We recommend wearing clothes that you are comfortable moving/exercising in.
What should I bring?
Depending on the circumstance, please bring with you your Benefits Card, Care Card, ICBC claim number, or Doctor’s refferal.
Is Revamp Wellness covered by my insurance?
Yes and we are open to working with new insurers! Just send us a message and we can set up direct billing.
- Canada Life
- Sun Life
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Chambers of Commerce
- Johnston Group
- Maximum Benefit
- Standard Life
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Medavie BC
- Equitable Life
Can I get treatment if I am already in pain?
Your therapist will adjust the treatment style based on your needs and wellbeing. If you are in pain areas besides the injured area can be treated or there are some very gentle techniques that are proven to reduce pain. Manual Lymph drainage may also be applied to acute areas to reduce swelling.
Are your physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, kinesiologists, naturopaths, and massage therapists registered?
Yes, all of our practitioners are licensed to practice in BC.
How long are massage therapy treatments at Revamp Wellness?
You can choose between a 30 minute or a 60 minute session.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a health care profession based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles.
Are chiropractors doctors?
Yes, Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors). Educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care profession.
How long are chiro treatments at Revamp Wellness?
Your initial Chiro treatment is 45 minutes. Follow up appointments are 20 minutes or an extended visit is 25 minutes.
What types of pain do chiropractors treat?
Back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints. The benefits of chiropractic care go beyond this and extend into general health as our core body structure affects overall function and health.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly. The purpose of this procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system.
Do adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program.
Are adjustments safe?
Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.
Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?
Chiropractic care has been shown to ease and even eliminate back pain for many patients.
Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?
The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
How long are Physiotherapy treatments at Revamp Wellness?
Your initial Physiotherapy session is 45 minutes. Follow ups are 25 minutes or 45 minutes.
Do I need a referral to get physiotherapy?
Most extended medical plans cover without a doctors note however please discuss with your private insurance to make sure you are covered without a doctors note.
How long will it take for me to get better?
There will be a detailed initial assessment and a treatment plan will provided for you based on those results. There is a very wide range from 2 treatments to 30 treatments, it’s based on your own care, our care, homecare, and how injured you are.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
How does acupuncture benefit your body?
Traditionally, acupuncture was connected to things like energy points and Qi.
But today, we know that the needles used in acupuncture work by stimulating the central nervous system, causing it to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.
Those chemicals are the reason why acupuncture works: once released, they engage your body’s natural healing abilities, promoting better physical and emotional well-being.
What happens in your initial acupuncture session?
- Complete health history check-up
- Full body assessment
- Gentle 30 minute treatment session
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counseling.
How does Naturopathic Medicine benefits your body?
Everyone has the right to find joy- in their health, in their mind, in their life in general. People forget what it feels like to feel good. They get so complacent with having no energy, constant digestive upset and mood fluctuations, because they don’t think there’s any other option, but this isn’t the life you have to lead!
Naturopathic medicine provides the time and space to discover the root of the issue, so there can be a lasting change. Whether you come in due to lack of energy, muscle pain, or a newly diagnosed disease that you’re not sure how to manage, naturopathic medicine will provide you with the tools, and the knowledge to not only feel better overall, but also feel empowered and capable of controlling your own health.
Education is powerful, and the more empowered people feel the more likely they are to make a change, impacting not only their own lives, but the lives of those around them. This snowball effect is one of the best ways to affect change!
What is Kinesiology?
One third biomechanics. One third anatomy. One third psychology. And one hundred percent commitment to your health goals.
Kinesiology is about understanding how your body moves, all the way from your muscles to your brain and nerves, then turning that knowledge into better rehabilitation and performance gains.
What does that translate into? Higher performance for athletes. Better ergonomics at home or on the job. Faster accident recovery. Almost everyone can improve the way they move by seeing a kinesiologist.
Who is Kinesiology for?
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Nutrition advice
- Postural alignment correction
- Rehab after a vehicle accident
- Improved muscle and joint mobility
- Strength and endurance training
- Athletic performance training
- Coordination and balance (proprioceptive skills) development
- Pre-hab to correct your biomechanics and reduce your risk of injury
I was recently in a car accident. What does ICBC cover?
Within 3 months of the motor vehicle accident ICBC covers:
- 25 Physiotherapy sessions
- 25 Chiropractic sessions
- 12 Massage therapy sessions
- 12 Kinesiology sessions
- 12 Acupuncture sessions