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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.

Pre + Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

We’ve been getting several inquiries about pre and post-surgery rehabilitation services at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab  and what our health care providers can do to help them recover, heal quicker and/or rebuild muscular strength with Chiropractic, Acupuncture or Physiotherapy.

Many of these outpatient surgeries happen at nearby hospitals in Markham and patients are often given limited at-home exercises to perform on their own (without any supervision) and/or are told to find an office where they can get one-on-one treatment for Chiropractic, Acupuncture or Physiotherapy.

Markham Chiropractic + Rehab’s very own physiotherapy resident, Maria Enriquez, has extensive experience working with PRE and POST surgery candidates to help maintain the function, strength and range of motion of the muscles and joints pre-surgery or helping the patient regain near to full range of motion post-surgery.  In addition, to assist with the healing process, Dr. Derek Ng, can utilize Acupuncture around the surgical site.

Why Choose Us Blog will tell you a little more about our office and why Markham Chiropractic + Rehab aims to become the go-to Chiropractic + Rehabilitation office for your health care needs in Markham, Richmond Hill, Stouffville and surrounding areas.

If you are needing more information, give our office a call at 905-554-2118.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Ng and Maria Enriquez strive to provide results-oriented Chiropractic and Physiotherapy care in Markham, Unionville, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Scarborough and surrounding areas.

Our Markham health care providers have a combined 24 years of clinical experience in the health care industry and they work together to ensure patients receive the best Chiropractic and Physiotherapy care.

The best decision you can make for yourself with choosing a health care office is by doing your research and asking questions.  We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have – simply give us a call at 905-554-2118.

Why Choose Our Office?

1. Dr. Ng and Maria provide one-on-one personal Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatments in private rooms (no open gym feel) and without the use of assistants/support staff!  So you can rest assured, that you are receiving the best health care for your  health concerns.

2. Our health care providers focus on a hands-on ACTIVE approach. This means, you will be doing exercises and/or receiving mobilizations/manipulations (aka adjustments). Our goal is to get you feeling and functioning better, faster!

3. If PASSIVE therapies (i.e. muscle stimulation and/or intersegmental traction) are recommended, we provide them as an adjunct to active treatments and it is at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

4. Our office is conveniently located in McCowan Medical Center at the SE Corner of McCowan and Highway 7 (diagonally across from Markville Mall and in the same plaza as TD Bank) and is accessible by car, foot or bus (VIVA or TTC).

5. FREEAMPLE and EASY parking available for our patients at the front or back of the medical building.

6. Our office can electronically file insurance claims for your Chiropractic or Physiotherapy visits which results in LESS OUT-OF-POCKET and LESS PAPERWORK for you!

7. Our office accepts patients who have sustained injuries at work and/or from motor vehicle accidents.  Our office handles all of the WSIB and MVA paperwork so that there is NO OUT-OF-POCKET expense for you.

8. We value your time.  We strive for a no wait policy for the initial and subsequent visits at Markham Chiropractic + Rehab  which means that once you fill out your paperwork or arrive to our office, you will be seen by Dr. Ng or Maria.

9. Referrals are NOT REQUIRED to see Dr. Ng or Maria.  The only scenario that a referral would be required is if your extended health insurance requires one before the visit is covered. Call Amy at 905-554-2118 if you have any insurance questions.

10. Our team members simply LOVE what we do and it is translated in what we do, why we do it and how we do it.  It doesn’t matter what we say, but what our patients say.  Click here to hear what our patients have to say.

We trust that you will give Markham Chiropractic + Rehab the opportunity to help you with your health care needs.

Call 905-554-2118 to schedule your appointment. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist pain can affect a wide range of people with different types of jobs.  At Markham Chiropractic + Rehab , we have seen wrist pain affect those who work as massage therapists, in an office setting (such as prolonged use of the computer) and/or in manual labour settings (such as a carpenter).

For example, an office worker (who uses the computer for prolonged periods of time) may complain of wrist pain which affects the patient from the wrist crease down to the hand. They may experience symptoms such as pain, numbness and/or tingling which could indicate compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel.  Without rehabilitation interventions such as Chiropractic, Acupuncture and/or Physiotherapy, the condition may progress  further resulting in pain to reach the forearm and even shoulder.

Let our Markham health care providers, Dr. Derek Ng or Maria Enriquez provide the best Chiropractic, Acupuncture and/or Physiotherapy to help you with your wrist pain.

Give our office a call at 905-554-2118 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES AT MARKHAM CHIROPRACTIC + REHAB

Unlike what you may have experienced at other clinics, our Physiotherapy services will include one-on-one treatments and rehabilitation services in a private treatment room.  We do not treat multiple patients at a time, nor do we use support staff in your treatment.


No double-booking.

No support staff.
One-on-one treatment.

No open gym feel.
Private treatment room.

The latest evidenced-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation methods will be used to assess, diagnose and treat your injury with a priority to provide relief of pain.  We offer individualized treatment plans with the goal of stabilizing, stretching tight muscles and/or strengthening weak muscles in order to prevent future injuries.

COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH PHYSIOTHERAPY:

  • Back and neck pain (including degenerative disc disease)
  • Hip and knee pain (including pre and post-operative care)
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Elbow and wrist pain
  • Postural dysfunction
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Spinal conditions and nerve impingements (numbness/tingling)
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries

FEES:
Initial consultation and assessment (60 minutes – includes treatment): $90
Subsequent visit (30 minutes): $65

Markham Chiropractic + Rehab is an approved provider for Extended Health InsuranceWSIB and Ontario Auto Insurers (Motor Vehicle Accidents). This mean we can directly bill the insurance carrier which means less or no  out-of-pocket expense  and less paperwork for our patients.

Physiotherapy services by Maria Enriquez will start on Thursday, October 2, 2014.
Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!

Chiropractic + Physiotherapy Complement Each Other

We often have patients ask us, should I get Chiropractic or Physiotherapy (or both) for my “condition”?  Most of the time chiropractic, physiotherapy or both services whether performed alone or together can help patients improve their “condition”.

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy complement each other.  How?  Our Markham Chiropractor, Dr. Derek Ng works to restoring spinal health through manipulations (aka adjustments) while our Markham Physiotherapist Resident, Maria works to restoring the muscles surrounding the spine through exercises strengthening weak muscles and stretching tight muscles.  Together, they balance the spine and reduce the stress placed on different areas of the body to help improve your “condition” and help you function better on a daily basis.

At Markham Chiropractic + Rehab, our vision is to be the go-to rehabilitation clinic for residents of Markham, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Scarborough and surrounding communities.  By expanding our services to include Physiotherapy, we are excited to be able to help and reach so many more people who suffer from musculoskeletal problems such as neck pain, headaches, back pain, sprains/strains, numbness/tingling, shoulder pain or knee pain.

At Markham Chiropractic + Rehab, all chiropractic and physiotherapy sessions are one-on-one in private rooms.
No double booking.  No open gym feel.  No support staff replacing your Chiropractor of Physiotherapist.

You can rest assured that when you schedule an appointment for Chiropractic or Physiotherapy services, you will be working directly one-on-one with either Dr. Ng or Maria (or both) from the initial visit to the end of your treatment plan.

We are expanding our services to include Physiotherapy!

Markham Chiropractic + Rehab is excited to announce that we will be expanding our services to residents of Markham, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Scarborough and surrounding areas to include Physiotherapy starting October 2, 2014.

According to the Physiotherapy Act (1991), the practice of physiotherapy is the assessment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems, the diagnosis of diseases or disorders associated with physical dysfunction, injury or pain and the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention or relief of physical dysfunction, injury or pain to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment function and promote mobility.

We look forward to welcoming Physiotherapist Resident, Maria to the team!

Stay tuned for more details but in the meantime if you have any questions about Chiropractic, Acupuncture or Physiotherapy, please feel free to contact our office at 905-554-2118.

Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain continues to prevail as one of the most common injuries.  Although many shoulder pain results from repetitive stress injuries caused by the same repetitive motion (ie. exercise, occupation, house work, etc.), the “shoulder pain” that many people experience is actually not coming from the shoulder.

What many people call “shoulder pain” is actually tightness in the trapezius muscle (the muscle that allows you to shrug your shoulders, like when you say “I don’t know”).  Tightness in the trapezius muscles are often caused by misalignments in the upper thoracic spine (the area between the shoulder blades).  Because the trapezius muscles are attached to vertebrae that are in this region, the vertebrae literally pulls on the trapezius muscles, causing the tightness that is felt.

This is a very common problem with those who have a desk job, where they are on the computer and peddling through paperwork.

If you or someone you know is experiencing this issue and would like more information on how we can help, please call your Markham Chiropractor Dr. Ng at 905-554-2118 to schedule an appointment.