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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are Graston© and Active Release© treatments painful?

Patients typically experience slight discomfort during the procedure and some bruising and mild tenderness following treatment, but this is considered a normal response and part of the healing process.

What is Graston?

Graston technique is a safe and effective system using specialized instruments of various shapes and sizes, developed based on medical principles of muscle to break up scar tissue in common pain conditions. This specialized therapy has being used with great success in the USA for some time now, and a growing number of Canadian doctors are becoming certified in providing Graston therapy. Dr. Ritacco is a certified Graston provider who has used the technique with much success on various conditions and vast patient populations.  In common injuries where scar tissue has developed, such as plantar fasciitis or tennis elbow, Graston has allowed patients an opportunity to recover from injury naturally and in many cases, avert surgery and/or prescription medications. The results have been so astonishing that Graston is now being used by professional sports teams as a component of routine therapy.

Are services covered by OHIP?

Although all healthcare services are recognized as safe and effective alternatives or complements to traditional medicine, the associated costs are not covered by OHIP. However, most group workplace or private insurance health care plans cover all or most services offered at Ritacco Chiropractic. To confirm the coverage details of your extended health plan, you may contact your insurance policy provider directly or come in to our clinic so that we can assist you in confirming details.

Do I come directly or go to my family doctor first?

Although referrals from a doctor are welcome, they are not required. Anyone with an injury requiring assessment, physical rehabilitation or anyone with an interest in natural medicine alternatives can make an appointment with our highly trained professional team.

Do I need Orthotics?

If you experience ankle, knee or back pain due to injury or misalignment, have flat or high arched feet, participate in sports or walk and/or stand for prolonged periods at work, you are a perfect candidate for orthotics and/or orthopaedic shoes. Each patient’s medical history and measurements are unique and therefore assessment, production and fitting of orthotic devices are specifically designed and customized for each patient.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Experiencing acupuncture is unlike receiving an injection. Acupuncture needles are uniquely designed so that they are very fine and flexible. Often times, you might not even feel the insertion. Most patients find the treatment very relaxing.

Where can I download forms?

All our intake and tracking forms can be found and downloaded from our New Patient Paperwork page. If you are not sure on which form to download please contact us.

Who Can Visit Our Clinic?

Our clinic would be beneficial to anyone who has:

  • Incurred an injury as a result of sport, workplace or motor vehicle accident
  • Interested in preventing disease or maximizing your overall health
  • Looking for natural alternatives

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
10:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday
10:00am - 2:00pm

Ritacco Chiropractic
800 Bathurst Street #201
Toronto, ON M5R 3M8
(416) 944-0792

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