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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients who are new to chiropractic or our practice often have questions about the care they receive. These are some of the most common questions we receive from our patients. If you have additional questions, please contact us.


Q: Do I need a referral for chiropractic care?
A: No.

Q: How long will my first visit be?
A: The first visit is approximately 45 minutes.

Q: Will I be treated at my first visit?
A: In most cases, yes. If something in your exam or history suggests that more information is necessary, we will postpone treatment until we have all the information to safely commence care. Alternatives and possible referral options will also be discussed.

Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: We will submit your claims to your insurance for you, and we also direct bill some of the larger insurance companies.

Q: Can I see a chiropractor if I’ve had back surgery?
A: Yes! Many of our patients have had back surgery. During your exam and consultation, Dr. Hans Teschl will get all the information he needs to ensure you are cared for in a way that won’t interfere with any fusions or instability.

Q: Does chiropractic hurt?
A: Chiropractic is intended to be gentle and not cause discomfort. It’s important that you and your chiropractor maintain an open dialogue, and that you speak up if anything is causing you concern.

Q: Do you partner with other doctors?
A: Yes, I see the value in working with medical providers, specialists and other therapists. If, for any reason, chiropractic is not the right answer for you, I am happy to refer you to someone who can help.

Q: Will I have to see Dr. Hans Teschl for the rest of my life?
A: No. Many patients believe that once you see a chiropractor, you are locked into a long-term commitment for treatment. We believe in getting you results as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying your life. Many of our patients make the choice to continue supportive care, because it makes them feel good, but the choice is yours.

Q: Do you suggest exercises to patients?
A: Yes. In addition to the exercise instruction and demonstration we conduct here in the office, we create an exercise prescription for our patients. They receive an easy-to-follow printout of exercises to do at home. Often, these exercises incorporate progressive resistance bands to help build strength.


Barrie South Chiropractic Centre | (705) 739-9585