Chiropractic In Manitoba
Spinal manipulation, which is what chiropractors do in their offices, is effective for neuromusculoskeletal conditions including back pain, limb pain and headaches. In fact, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended manipulation as one of the treatments of choice for acute back pain. Check the patient page for additional information on chiropractic. You may also be interested in these other, more general health care sites.
The Manitoba Health Services Commission (medicare) allows each citizen of Manitoba partial coverage of 12 visits per calendar year. Patients are required to pay a non-insured fee per office visit which varies from office to office. If a patient should exceed the maximum number of visits per year then they would be required to pay the full fee with the following exceptions:
Chiropractors often charge extra for modalities. These may include therapeutic ultrasound, low voltage muscle stimulation, interferential current, infrared, etc.
- WCB and MPIC
- If you are being treated for a work-related, compensable injury or injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, the visits are paid for in full by the Workers Compensation Board or the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation. There is no private fee.
- Social Assistance
- There is some coverage available for those on social assistance.
- Private insurance
- Many companies now offer coverage for chiropractic care. Check your policy.
- Chiropractic Emergency Service --- Phone 943-8703
- The Manitoba Chiropractors Association provides an emergency service Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays for patients in need.
- The Manitoba Chiropractors Association
- Madeleine Arbez, Executive Director
- Dr. Richard Thiessen, Registrar
- 2706-83 Garry St
- 942-3000 (voice)
- 942-3010 (fax)
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John Wiens, DC
Elmwood Chiropractic Centre
178 Henderson Hwy
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