First Visit Experience

BRIEF PAPERWORK (visit 1)

Upon entering the clinic, we will have a brief medical history form for you to fill out.  This will allow us to better understand your present condition and find the best solution to your problems.  This usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete, so please arrive early for your first visit.

 

We also offer our patient forms online so they can be finished in the comfort of your own home or office.

 

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CONSULTATION and HISTORY (visit 1)

When finished with your paperwork, you will have a consultation with the doctor to talk about your history, your lifestyle, your concerns, and your goals.  This is also where we can really begin to understand what you are feeling and how it is affecting your life.  This consultation will help lead us towards the root of your problems. We

 

EXAMINATION (visit 1)

The goal of our examination is to reveal the true cause of your problems.  Our exam will focus on the underlying structure of your spine and the function of your nerve system.  It will also be tailored towards your individual questions and concerns.  We start by examining your posture and range of motion.  We will follow this with a complete structural chiropractic examination, a muscular and skeletal assessment, and any necessary orthopaedic and neurological testing.  We take the time to examine your entire spinal column, so we can determine the primary areas that we need to focus on.  This will ensure that you get the best results possible from your care.

 

DIGITAL X-RAY STUDIES (visit 1)

To fully evaluate the health of your spine we will order a set of structural x-rays.  If x-rays are necessary they will be analysed by a medical radiologist as well as a chiropractic doctor to screen for any underlying health concerns or locate any structural abnormalities.  All x-rays are taken using a lower-dosage digital x-ray machine which is perfectly safe for people of all ages.  You can rest assured that your health and safety is our number one priority.

 

REPORT OF FINDINGS (visit 2)

On your second visit, the doctor will review the results of your examination.  They will also report on the x-ray studies and give you a detailed explanation of how your spinal health is related to your specific condition.  The doctor will also give you an individual set of recommendations to fully address your condition.  This will include treatment options, additional home recommendations, specific stretches and exercises, and lifestyle modifications.  This will help you to make a more informed decision when seeking treatment.

 

If for any reason we cannot help with your condition, we will explain all of your options and give you a referral to the most appropriate health care provider if necessary.

 

YOUR FIRST ADJUSTMENT (visit 2)

If we can help with your condition, then you will receive your first adjustment at this time.  By correcting your spine back towards its proper position, we can improve the health of your spine and nerve system, which will help your body to heal and function more naturally.  This type of an approach will not only address your primary concerns, but also help you to eliminate many other secondary conditions as well.

 

FOLLOW UP CARE (visit 3+)

The doctor will provide you with a set of recommendations that is tailored to you and your present condition.  This will include how many times, and how often, you should receive treatment, what you can do at home or work to improve your condition.  Based on your response to the treatment, they may provide additional resources or recommendations that will help you get the best results from your care.