New Clients

New clients will visit one of our highly trained doctors for an initial assessment which typically takes about 45 minutes (a $45 fee). During the initial assessment the doctor will:


  • Discuss your particular symptoms, especially around your pain and mobility limitations
  • Discuss your medical history
  • Analyze any medical reports related to your current issue (please bring any x rays, MRI’s, etc. that you may have)
  • Examine the area in pain and/or restricted mobility
  • Recommend a treatment plan, including the exact cost per treatment session and an estimated number of treatments required to experience positive results

Pricing differs for Cold Laser Therapy and Chiropractic treatments, and is as follows:

Cold Laser Therapy

The recommended number of laser therapy sessions, and the cost of each such laser treatment session will vary based on your medical condition and resulting laser treatment protocol. When the treatment area is closer to the surface (e.g. hands, knees), positive treatment results are generally experienced after fewer sessions, because more of the healing light energy reaches the treated cells. When the treatment area is centered deeper under the skin (e.g. hip, lower back), generally more treatment sessions are required to experience positive results. Also, when laser therapy treatments occur very shortly after an injury, positive results are typically experienced faster than when the condition has been chronic for months or years.

Generally, the costs for individual laser treatment sessions of a specific body part are in the following approximate ranges:

Initial Assessment $45
Treatment Area* Cost per treatment session
Neck $100
Shoulder $70 – $90
Elbow $60
Wrist $60
Hand $60
Back $85 – $130
Hip $140
Upper leg $60
Knee $85
Lower leg $60
Ankle $60
Foot $60

* Each instance of a treatment area is a separate treatment session, e.g. treating 2 knees simultaneously during one appointment counts as 2 treatment sessions.

Chiropractic Adjustments and Active Release Techniques® (ART)

New chiropractic clients typically request to have their first chiropractic and/or ART treatment immediately after the initial assessment (a $100 fee). However, some clients prefer to start treatment at a later date and are more comfortable just having an initial assessment on their first visit (a $45 fee).

Initial Assessment (No treatment) $45
Initial Assessment & Chiropractic and/or A.R.T. Treatment $100
Follow up Chiropractic and/or A.R.T. Treatment $55
Follow up Child Chiropractic and/or A.R.T. Treatment $45
Reassessment* $20

*Clients who have not been treated by our doctors within the prior 6 months or have a new problem unrelated to previous treatments.

FAQ – Insurance Coverage

Are your services covered under extended medical insurance?

All of our services are prescribed by a Chiropractor and are considered chiropractic treatments. Most extended health care insurance plans cover chiropractic services. For specific information regarding your chiropractic coverage it is best to contact your insurance company.

Are your services covered under MSP?

Those who are enrolled in a Premium Assistance program with MSP can submit their invoices for reimbursement under the chiropractic category. Chiropractic services are not covered with standard MSP.

Is Solaj an approved Medavie Blue Cross health care provider?

Yes, Solaj is approved as a Medavie Blue Cross health care provider. If you are a Medavie member, you will be able to claim your treatments. Clients are responsible for making their own insurance claims with the receipt/invoice we provide.

How do I get reimbursed?

We provide our clients with an invoice/receipt, which they can submit to their insurance provider to request reimbursement.

Why do I need a first assessment?

British Columbia regulations require a physical examination before a Chiropractor can prescribe treatment. This ensures that we understand your health history and current condition in appropriate detail before recommending and beginning any treatments.

I am a previous client of Doctor Mel’s, do I need to have an initial assessment?

In most cases, if you have not seen Doctor Mel within the past 6 months you will need to have a reassessment. If you have not seen Doctor Mel at Solaj Laser & Wellness Clinic, we may need to request a file transfer from the previous clinic. A reassessment is about 20 minutes and costs $20 (this does not include the cost of a treatment).

I have a new issue but have seen Doctor Mel within the past 6 months. Do I need to have a reassessment?

If you have an issue that is unrelated to previous treatments you will most likely need a reassessment. Doctor Mel will clarify this upon your visit.