FAQ

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral for Osteopathy. On occasions family doctors or other health practitioners will recommend Osteopathy, however it is not a requirement for treatment.

What should I bring for my 1st appointment?

It’s worth bringing any recent medical investigations, although not necessary. Try and arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill out some paperwork.

What should I wear?

Something you’re comfortable in i.e. workout clothes or something similar. It’s difficult to work through thick jeans, however there are shorts available if you forget.

Is Osteopathy covered by Alberta Health Services, or by my private insurance?

Unfortunately, Osteopathy isn’t covered by Alberta Health Services, however it is covered by most insurance companies. Please ask your insurance company prior to your visit about your plan and its coverage for Osteopathy.

Our Osteopathic manual therapists are part of the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT), which provides accreditation for Osteopathy to insurance companies.

How many appointments will I need?

This depends on the conditions bringing you to the clinic, how long you’ve been experiencing the problem, and your general state of health.

Usually you should see a significant improvement after about four to six treatments, with appointments at least one to three weeks apart. Our goal is to get you back on a healthy path with as few visits as possible.

Your improvement will be assessed at each appointment, and your needs will be reevaluated. If you require fewer visits than originally expected, great! And if it is thought you might need more, this will be discussed and explained.

If at any time it appears Osteopathy isn’t the best approach for the issue, a referral would be given to another health practitioner who would be better suited to your needs.

Chronic conditions require a bit more work: follow-up appointments are made when you feel that your body needs a tune-up, otherwise a visit every couple of months normally works well.

What level of training is required to become an Osteopathic Manual Therapist?

All manual osteopathic therapists registered to the AAOMT have completed a 4-5 year Bachelors or Masters degree in Osteopathy. These are the guidelines set by the World Health Organization in 2010.

How do I book an appointment?

The easiest option for all involved is online booking. You can also call at 403 669 4606, please leave a message, and it will be returned as soon as possible. When you are booking your followup appointments, you can do it yourself online, or at the end of your treatment.

How much do treatments cost?

Adult first appointment (50-55mins) $140

Adult continuation (35-40mins) $110

Adult continuation (20-25mins) $90

Child first appointment (35-40mins)$110

Child continuation (20-25mins) $90

This can be paid by cash, debit or credit card

 

Is there parking available?

There is free customer parking available in the courtyard! If you arrive at a busy time, 20th Street does have some 1 hour on street parking just half a block away.