Frequently Asked Questions


  • How will I know if my problem can be fixed with one or all of these types of treatment?
  • Do I have to get my spine manipulated if I want Active Release Techniques (ART) or Graston Technique (GT)?
  • How do I find someone that does Active Release Techniques (ART) or Graston Technique (GT) in my area?
  • How come I have not heard of Active Release Techniques (ART) or Graston Technique (GT) before?
  • Do the treatments hurt?
  • Will my problems come back?
  • I was in a motor vehicle accident, will these techniques help me?
  • I was diagnosed with arthritis, can any of your techniques help me?
  • Does insurance cover Active Release Techniques (ART) or Graston Technique (GT)?
Dr. Labchuk will be able to tell you if you will benefit from any of the treatments after an examination. Also, the techniques used make improvements very quickly, so if there are no improvements after 4 visits, treatment will discontinue.
No. Many people come for a combination of treatments, however, some people come for ART or GT only, without manipulation.
You can call Dr. Labchuk and he will give you names of the credentialed ART or GT providers. The creator of ART recommends finding someone that has been certified for at least 1-2 years.
These treatments are new. GT was unavailable in western Canada before Dr. Labchuk learned the technique. There are more and more people hearing about them from patients that have benefited for them and also from the media. These techniques are catching on very quickly because of how effective they are, its permanence, and how quickly they work.
Spinal manipulation, if done correctly and without excessive force, should be painless for most people. ART usually involves some discomfort during the treatment which diminishes with every following treatment. The discomfort is often described as “good” and is similar to the discomfort from a massage.
Quite often, the changes are permanent, but repetition of injury-causing behavior or activities will cause the problem to re-occur.
Yes they will. However, if the injuries are extensive, the number of treatments is significantly greater.
Many people are diagnosed with arthritis, however, usually the arthritic problems are not the source of pain. Muscular problems are often the true source of pain which are easily treated with these techniques. Dr. Labchuk will be able to tell you if treatment will benefit you after a thorough evaluation.
If your extended insurance covers chiropractic it will cover these treatments. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and still have treatment coverage these treatments are covered. WCB covers these treatments. Veterans' affairs also cover these treatments.

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