Chiropractic

Dr. Forest G. Eaton

Doctor of Chiropractic


While studying chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, I learned to use effective hands-on chiropractic techniques and evidence based practice to treat both acute physical injuries and chronic conditions arising from the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. This knowledge has now been complimented by over ten years of clinical practice. I strive to resolve patients' complaints of acute pain in as few visits as possible, and then provide them with further care in a pressure free setting.
You can expect a thorough treatment with lots of one on one time.
All chiropractic treatments are administered to ensure that patients get consistent and thorough care with every appointment. I believe in being honest with my patients, and strive to treat them the way I would want to see my own mother treated.

During the years that I have been in practice, my life has seen many changes. I have become a husband and a father, and have been lucky enough to find a good work/life balance. I have been weight lifting and strength training since I was sixteen years old, and still pursue this as a cornerstone of my healthy lifestyle. As well, I enjoy a wide variety of other hobbies; snowboarding, wrenching my car, making jewelry, drawing, and geeking out with my friends.

I grew up in the Burnaby/ Coquitlam area, so I remember buying comics from Tazmania Comics’ old location, and watching movies at the Dolphin for $2 on Tuesdays. While things have changed a lot over the years I love being part of this neighbourhood.

Chiropractor Visit Fees

Your first visit to see Dr. Eaton at Burnaby Heights Chiropractic includes a thorough review of your overall health history and an exam to address any current symptoms. The exam involves functional movement tests, postural assessment and joint motion analysis to help identify your underlying issue. If X-rays are required, different ways of obtaining them will be discussed and further treatment will be performed as needed.

First Chiropractor Visit Subsequent Chiropractor Visit
$75 $50

Other Services

Orthotics
$450
When purchasing custom foot orthotics, a deposit of $100 dollars is required, with the remaining balance due upon pick up of the finished product.

Frequently Asked Questions

1What is chiropractic?
Modern day Chiropractic is a method of health care which utilizes non-invasive methods to assist and optimize the natural healing processes of your body. The main focus of chiropractic is the relationship between the spine and the nervous system that runs through it. By treating the spine and the soft tissues around it, chiropractors are able to allow the nervous system to work at its best, and thus effect changes in the health your spine as well as throughout your body. The word chiropractic comes from a combination of the Greek words “chiro” and “praktikis”, meaning “done by hand”. “Treatment by hand” was an accepted form of therapy in ancient Greece where Hippocrates, who is regarded as the founder of medical inquiry, made the first recorded references to spinal manipulation. Similarly, chiropractic treatment today utilizes a hands-on approach.
2How does chiropractic care work?
The basic premise of chiropractic care is simple: Your spine is always being used. When you get up out of bed, walk, work, play and even while you are breathing in you sleep, your spine is being used. The spine is the integral center around which all functions of the body are oriented. Proper spinal function and health is therefore essential in everything that you do. Back pain, whether it is mild or severe, chronic or recent, can have drastic effects on your overall ability to function. Postural imbalances, movmement imbalances, and structural misalignments can accumulate in our spines over time, as well as occur suddenly. These are the sources of pain, reduced mobility and decreased function in the spine and will impair the funciton of the body as a whole. Chiropractic care helps to reduce or remove the discomfort, pain or reduced function by correcting these imbalances and misalignments of the spine, which will in turn help restore normal function to the whole body.
3What is a chiropractic adjustment?
An adjustment is the main method of treatment used by your Doctor of Chiropractic. It is a specialized controlled and safe pressure applied to your spine to restore the proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure that chiropractors learn and perfected over years of Chiropractic College and clinical practice. At Burnaby Heights Chiropractic, Dr. Eaton practices an adjusting style referred to as .Diversified Technique. which involves using his hands to perform necessary adjustments. As well, he employs hands-on techniques to address any associated soft tissue injuries.
4What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?

As a licensed practitioner, it is the duty of your chiropractor to do the following:

  • A thorough review of your specific problem is conducted, including relevant past history and overall health.
  • You will be asked to perform physical tests and movements to help identify the problem.
  • In certain situations, an X-ray may be used to determine the source of your problem and to investigate for the presence of any pathological developments.
  • The problem is diagnosed to help make certain choices clear. If it is not a chiropractic problem, a suitable referral is done. If it is, a plan of treatment is communicated.
  • A prognosis is made, taking into account your general health habits, occupation, stress and activity levels.
  • Your response to treatment is monitored by your chiropractor, who looks for an improvement to your specific condition, as well as for changes in your overall health. Two of the basic components of chiropractic care are wellness and prevention. Suggestions regarding the utilization of exercise, along with nutrition and lifestyle modifications are made to improve your overall well being and promote active, patient-centered care.
  • Burnaby Heights Chirporactic does not currently have X-ray facilities. If X-rays are warranted, your options for obtaining them will be discussed.
  • In most cases, patients will also receive treatment with their first visit at Burnaby Heights Chiropractic.
5What results can I expect from treatment?
Generally you can expect to feel better, and heal faster than you would without treatment. However, several things including your general condition, the length of time you have had the problem, your age, and the extent of your disability all affect the number of treatments expected and the degree of improvement you can expect. Every person is different, and every condition affects different people differently. After assessing your complaint, Dr. Eaton will better be able to give you an idea about the extent of recommended treatment. One of the main reasons people choose chiropractic is that they often get rapid releif from pain and discomfort, and a speedy return of mobility and function.
6Who pays for my visit to a chiropractor?
In British Columbia, payment for your visit to a chiropractor depends on the conditions leading to your visit. If you have extended health coverage, check and see if your plan covers chiropractic, and how much. In these cases, the receipt that you receive after paying can be submitted for re-imbursement. If you have suffered an injury at work, the cost of your visit should be covered by Workers Compensation. In the case of a motor vehicle accident, part of the cost may be covered by ICBC. In some cases, the medical services plan (MSP) of BC may provide partial coverage. In these cases, additional service fees are the responsibility of the patient.
7Is chiropractic effective?
Yes, Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for many things, including low back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions relating to the spine. There is very good scientific evidence proving that chiropractic care works. Over the past 20 years, many controlled and independent research studies have shown again and again that chiropractic care is safe and effective. However, the extent to which a person can benefit from care varies depending on their problem and how long is has existed.
8Are there risks to seeing a chiropractor? Is it safe?
Every health procedure, from taking aspirin to giving blood, involves a level of risk. Chiropractic adjustments are among the safest of all health care interventions because they are non-surgical and drug-free. That being said, yes, there are risks to seeing a chiropractor. These risks vary depending on the treatment being performed and the area being treated, and should be addressed by your chiropractor on a case by case basis during your visit.
9Do I need a referral from my doctor in order to see a chiropractor?
No, you don’t. Chiropractors are primary care providers just like family physicians, optometrists or dentists. No referral from your medical doctor is needed.
10Dr. Eaton, what sort of education do chiropractiors need?
Today’s graduating Doctors of Chiropractic have studied and trained in a post-secondary institution for at least seven years, and must first complete at least three years of undergraduate study before applying for admission to a chiropractic college. I personally studied biology and kinesiology at SFU for 5 years before attending Chiropractic college for 4 years in Toronto. Becoming a chiropractor is a very demanding and equally rewarding path that includes several thousand hours of intense academic study including classroom learning, clinical science and internship training. During the course of their training, a chiropractor will have studied in many different areas, including:
11Dr. Eaton, where did you go to school?
To become a chiropractor, I received my education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Prior to that I spent five years attending classes at Simon Fraser University.
12Dr. Eaton, how did you get your license to practice chiropractic?
Every province requires chiropractors to earn a license before they can legally practice. Graduating chiropractors must attain passing scores on national and provincial board exams administered by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB). Doctors of chiropractic are bound to a professional code of conduct through national and provincial chiropractic associations, such as the British Columbia Chiropractors’ Association (BCCA). This is a self-regulating association with built in disciplinary processes which ensure that the public’s health concerns are the chiropractic profession’s highest priority
13Is it OK to see you if I’m pregnant or elderly?
More than likely, yes, it is OK to come in for a treament. Pregnant mothers often find that chiropractic adjustments make pregnancy and delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Elderly patients often find it easier to be more active and enjoy an increased quality of life with regular chiropractic treatments. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health in order to help minimize and discomfort that patient may experience and reduce the likelihood of any adverse reactions to treatment.
14What if I don’t “believe” in chiropractic?
Good news! Chiropractic is not a religion. It’s like gravity: you don’t have to believe in it for it to work!