Chiropractic Therapy

What is Chiropractic Therapy

Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care professionals that practice a drug-free, non-invasive, manual approach to health care. Chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine such as lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, and disorders related to the pelvis and extremity joints (knee pain, foot pain, shoulder pain), as well as their effect on the nervous system and the rest of the body.

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Who can benefit from chiropractic therapy?

Chiropractors can treat individuals of all ages and backgrounds with conditions including:

  • Neck pain + stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Nerve impingement
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain + stiffness
  • Disc herniations
  • Hip pain and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Running + Cycling injuries
  • Vestibular issues (balance, tinnitus, etc.)
  • …and more
Chiropractic image - Alpha Health Services
Chiropractic image - Alpha Health Services

What can I expect during a chiropractic appointment?

Our chiropractors at ALPHA exemplify a holistic approach to injury rehabilitation and recovery. They combine the most effective techniques in manual therapy, acupuncture, and exercise prescription to rehabilitate your injury and prevent recurrence. Each treatment session is individualized and utilizes a movement focused approach to afford you the best possible rehabilitative outcome.

At all times, they will ask for your informed consent before and throughout treatment. Manipulations, or what some people colloquially refer to as “cracking,” may be part of the personalized treatment plan and are always done in a safe, evidence-informed manner. However, if you are not comfortable with a manipulation for whatever reason, our chiropractors are always able to adjust their treatment at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the chiropractic assessment?

Dr. Nicholas Moser is a practicing chiropractic specialist currently working at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in the KITE Research clinics. Dr. Moser graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 2011. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and completed his degree in 2015.

Dr. Moser has had the privilege of having his works published in prestigious journals such as the British Medical Journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, The European Spine Journal and most recently the Journal of Neurotrauma.

As of March 2024, he is undertaking his PhD at the University of Toronto through the Institute of Medical Sciences. He’s currently running a randomized clinical trial out of Toronto Rehab. The trial is focused on better understanding ways to facilitate healing following a concussion in those whose symptoms persist beyond normal healing times.

Do I need a referral?

No. You do not need a referral from your doctor to be assessed by a chiropractor. In Ontario, registered physiotherapists are considered primary healthcare practitioners. However, if you have coverage for chiropractic treatment through an extended health benefits plan, the insurance company may require you to provide a physician’s prescription.

My doctor referred me elsewhere for chiropractic therapy. Can I come to ALPHA Health Services instead?

Absolutely! Clients can choose a chiropractic location and practitioner that feels right for them. Your comfort level with your chiropractor is critical. This helps promote communication and compliance, which will help support your recovery.

With your consent, we will provide your physician with your assessment findings and treatment plan after the initial assessment. This enables and promotes open communication between your chiropractor and physician.

What should I bring to the assessment?

You can bring any diagnostic imaging, test results, and doctor’s notes you may have. The chiropractor will review these documents during your initial assessment.

How much does chiropractic therapy cost at Alpha Health Services Toronto?

The cost of chiropractic therapy varies depending on the type of injury and the recommended treatment and duration. The cost of your chiropractic appointments may be partially or fully covered by insurance.

Is chiropractic therapy covered by OHIP?

The chiropractic therapy services at ALPHA Health Services are not covered under OHIP. However, all chiropractors at ALPHA are licensed and registered Doctors of Chiropractic, and many extended health benefits provide coverage for these services.

Can you bill my extended health insurance company directly?

We can bill directly for most extended health insurance plans, including but not limited to Sun Life, Manulife, Canada Life, Green Shield, Blue Cross, and many more. Please bring your plan information to the appointment, and we will be happy to set up a claim submission for you.

In cases where your insurance plan does not allow us to bill directly, you must pay us upfront. We will provide an official receipt with all the required information (including your therapist’s license number) to collect your reimbursement. Please let your practitioner know if your insurance company needs any other information, and we will gladly provide it.

Do I have to come into the clinic for an appointment or are there virtual/home options?

Our chiropractors at ALPHA offer both virtual (telerehab) and home/community visit options if you are unable to make it into the clinic.

What if I have more questions?

Email us at Your email will be directed to one of our chiropractors, who can answer your pre-assessment questions.

2024 Chiropractic Therapy Rates

Orthopedic/General Chiropractic Rates (in-person & virtual)

  • 60min Initial Chiropractic Assessment: $130
  • 30min Follow-up Chiropractic Treatment: $100
  • 60min Follow-up Chiropractic Treatment: $150

Concussion Chiropractic Rates (in-person & virtual)

  • 90min Initial Concussion Chiropractic Assessment: $220
  • 30min Follow-up Concussion Chiropractic Treatment: $115
  • 60min Follow-up Concussion Chiropractic Treatment: $160

Vestibular Chiropractic Rates (in-person & virtual)

  • 60min Initial Vestibular Chiropractic Assessment: $160
  • 15min Follow-up Vestibular Chiropractic Treatment: $70
  • 30min Follow-up Vestibular Chiropractic Treatment: $110
  • 60min Follow-up Vestibular Chiropractic Treatment: $155

Home/Community Chiropractic Rates

  • 60min Initial Home/Community Chiropractic Assessment: $230
  • 30min Follow-up Home/Community Chiropractic Treatment: $120
  • 60min Follow-up Home/Community Chiropractic Treatment: $200


    ALPHA Midtown

    40 Holly Street, Suite 901 Toronto, ON


    ALPHA East

    14 St. Matthews Rd G.008 (Located within Bridgepoint Active Healthcare) Toronto, ON M4M 2B5