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Proud to support Miss Universe Canada Delegate!

Markham Chiropractic + Rehab is proud to support Evelyn Li (Miss Universe Canada Delegate).

As part of our commitment to be actively involved in the community, Dr. Derek Ng has donated two gift certificates for Chiropractic and/or Acupuncture services for Evelyn’s upcoming charity fundraising event for Operation Smile.

Chiropractic and Kids

Many parents  seeking chiropractic treatments at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab often ask Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng “Can my kids benefit from Chiropractic care?”  

The answer is “Yes!” 

See one of our 10 year-old patient, Lilian, explains how chiropractic can help you.

While a child’s problems may not be as severe as their parents’, children often have issues such as scoliosis, headaches and back pain which can be due to physical stresses at school (such as wearing heavy back packs, using the computer and/or using cell phones for texting).

To schedule a Chiropractic appointment for your kids, give our office a call 905-554-2118.

Posture + Chiropractic

The spine consists of three curves in the neck, mid back and low back. The vertebrae (bones of the spine) and discs (found between the bones) help form the curves in the spine and help play a role in maintaining our posture and keeping us upright.

When you start to lose the normal curves in the neck, mid back or low back, more pressure is placed on the nerves in that region. This  can then lead to problems such as headaches, neck pain, back pain and/or muscle stiffness.

These symptoms are typically seen in patients (who have postural issues) and if you notice any discomfort in the neck or back and would like to get that examined by Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng, give our office a call at 905-554-2118 to learn more about how chiropractic can help!

Headaches + Migraines

Headaches and migraines are common conditions seen by Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Ng.  Often times, these symptoms can be due to subluxations in the neck, putting pressure on the nerves and causing headaches.   Those experiencing headaches can benefit from chiropractic adjustment.  There are various types of headaches which include:

Tension headaches usually affect any gender or age but typically affects an individual who works on a computer throughout the day. These types of headaches start in the afternoon and is due to tightness, spasm or achiness with the muscles of the neck and head.

 Migraines usually causes discomfort on  one side or both sides of the head.  With migraines, an individual may become sensitive to light, have nausesa or throbbing sensations.

Cluster headaches are usually seasonal and can lead to symptoms such as runny nose, tearing eyes and piercing sesations.

If you are experiencing headaches and/or migraines and you would like to see if chiropractic can help, give our office a call at 905-554.2118.

Ankle Sprains

As summer is approaching, there will be more and more outdoor activities.  Running, beach volleyball and basketball are popular with weekend warriors and are also common causes of sprained ankles .

The most common ankle sprain we see at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab is when your foot turns inwards (aka inversion ankle sprain). This type of injury stretches the ankle ligaments (either the anterior talofibular ligament and/or calcaneofibular ligament) causing pain, swelling and gait imbalance.

It is important to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sprained ankles will get in the way of you staying active.

Physiotherapy services at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab will help you focus on the path of a speedy recovery with active exercises, mobilization and passive therapies.  More importantly, addressing the ankle sprain quickly will make sure you heal properly and prevent future injuries.

For more information, feel free to call our office at 905-554-2118.

Happy summer!

Markham Chiropractor New Patient

Chiropractic Manipulation + Subluxation

Chiropractic manipulations (adjustments) are a form of active manual treatment provided by Dr. Ng to help decrease pain, to increase motion, to return the subluxated vertebrae (spinal misalignments) to as normal a position as possible and to restore communication from the brain to the rest of your  body.

What can chiropractic adjustments help with?
Chiropractic adjustments are effective in helping patients with conditions such as headaches, neck pain and back pain.

How do YOU get subluxations?
Subluxations in the spine can happen anytime throughout your life span and usually are caused by any stress (physical,  mental or chemical) that a person cannot adapt to.  In the early stages, it can affect muscles, ligaments and sometimes nerves.   If left untreated, it can affect the discs and overall structure of the spine .

How do you know if YOU have subluxations in the spine?
That’s where your markham chiropractor, Dr. Ng, will perform a comprehensive examination and evaluation including those tests necessary to determine the precise cause of your problem.

Contact our office at 905-554-2118 to schedule an appointment with Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Derek Ng.

Physiotherapy Mobilization + Shoulder Pain

Physiotherapy mobilization is a form of active manual treatment provided by Maria Enriquez to help decrease pain, increase range of motion and increase joint lubrication.

It involves providing manual oscillations (motion) into a  joint (i.e. shoulder, knee, wrist, etc.) at various grades (intensity) depending on the goal of treatment.  It is effective in helping patients with injuries such as tendinitis or rotator cuff problems.

In addition to mobilization, the physiotherapy session will include active therapies (exercises) which will help to strengthen muscles that are too weak or loosen muscles that are tight.

To learn more about physiotherapy services at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab, contact 905-554-2118.

We file your insurance for you!

One of the most frequently asked questions from new patients is, “Can your office direct bill with my insurance?”  The answer is, YES!  Unlike offices where the patients have to pay for the services and then get reimbursed by the insurance, our office will file directly with your insurance.

As a result:

  • You pay less.
  • You don’t have to fill out confusing forms.
  • You won’t have anything to mail to your insurance company.
  • You don’t have to wait to get reimbursed.

Insurance companies we can file:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • Great West Life Assurance Company
  • Green Shield
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group
  • Standard Life Assurance Company
  • Sun Life Financial

Although rare, there are some insurance plans that will not allow offices to direct bill – our office will help you determine if your insurance permits direct billing.

If you have any question, give our office a call at 905-554-2118

In a Car Accident?

After a car accident, you often experience whiplash associated symptoms and are unsure what to do and who to see regarding your pain and discomfort.  Chiropractic,  Acupuncture and Physiotherapy services can help with reducing pain, improving range of motion and improving strength of muscles affected by whiplash.

Effective December 1, 2014, there was a huge change in how health care providers can bill for motor vehicle accident cases.  Health care providers must be licensed with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) in order to be able to directly bill the car insurance for health care services provided.  If a provider is not licensed with FSCO, the patient will have to pay out-of-pocket for services directly to the health care provider and then submit the receipts to the car insurance company for reimbursement.

Markham Chiropractic + Rehab is a licensed service provider with FSCO and we are equipped to process all of the paperwork required for motor vehicle accidents.

What does this mean to YOU?

  • We can directly bill your car insurance for health care services and you do not have to pay for services up-front and then submit a receipt for reimbursement
  • You can focus on getting better and not have to deal with all of the paperwork involved
  • Markham Chiropractic + Rehab’s goal is to  eliminate any paperwork and additional stress on you during this stressful time

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, call 905-554-2118.