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FAQS
(FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT? DO YOU DIRECT BILL?

Please check with your insurance provider to verify coverage for Manual Osteopathy. Below are some of the common providers that have added Manual Osteopath as Extended Benefits:

  • Canada Life (Great-West Life)

  • Green Shield Canada - Direct Billable

  • Manulife Financial

  • Sun Life

  • Desjardins Insurance

  • Cowan Insurance Group

  • Equitable Life of Canada-non virtual only

  • Alberta Blue Cross

  • Empire Life

  • Many more...

All Health Spending Accounts accept Manual Osteopathy

Many more...

  • ASEBP

*Note: Industrial Alliance are not approving claims for Osteopathic Manual Practitioners that took schooling in Alberta. All of our therapists are approved for Osteopathic treatments through Canada Life. 

DIRECT BILLING - YES some! We can direct bill to the insurers that allows for it at this time:

  • GreenShield Canada

  • GroupHEALTH

  • Dejardins

We have been approved for TelusHealth ebilling for Osteopathy starting January 2024 however we won't know which insurers have approved direct billing until we try to run it through our system. This includes:

  • Canada Life - Approved but not Direct Billable

  • Canada Life - PSHCP - Approved but not Direct Billable

  • ClaimSecure

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

  • Beneva

  • BPA

  • Canadian Construction Workers Union

  • CINUP

 

All other treatments are pay then submit process and seamlessly completed by the client.

WHAT IS MANUAL OSTEOPATHY? ARE THEY DOCTORS?

Manual Osteopaths have advanced training in manual osteopathic practice, but they are not medical doctors and cannot diagnose injury, prescribe medication, or request medical diagnostic. They assess and treat patients using an osteopathic philosophy and manual osteopathic techniques. There are schools located throughout the world, including Canada. Manual Osteopaths are versed in whole body systems, injury and dysfunction and will refer to appropriate health professions to provide the best individual care required.

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?

In Alberta no doctor referral is required. As noted above most insurance providers do not require a doctor referral for claim submission. Check with your insurance provider to understand the claim submission process and the referral requirements.

WHAT TYPES OF TREATMENT DO MANUAL OSTEOPATHIC PROFESSIONALS COMPLETE?

https://nmos.ca/treatment-methods/
Manual osteopaths identify, assess, and treat the body’s structures and rhythm using a gentle, hands-on approach. This fundamental technique is called osteopathic palpation. Manual osteopaths develop a very sensitive sense of touch to master osteopathic palpation. Osteopathic palpation is what makes manual osteopathy different from other forms of therapy. The osteopathic techniques are very effective for fascial release for all soft tissue (muscles, bones, nerves, vessels, lymphangion), craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, visceral mobilization, and energetic releases. The principle of Osteopathy is to put the body in alignment for all systems and allow if to become capable of healing itself as it was designed to do. Click here for treatment types. 

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