It's Your First Visit. What Should You Expect?
We provide a very thorough initial exam that consists of:
Report of Findings
We perform this complete assessment to make sure you are a good candidate for chiropractic care and to screen for underlying health issues that may require further attention. Your safety is our #1 concern and we make time to ensure that. We explain everything we do and you'll never be forced into any treatment you're uncomfortable with.
Once we have finished your exam, we'll explain what's going on, what treatment we recommend, and the best plan going forward. Our goal is to get you better in the fewest amount of visits as possible and keep you that way.
We provide treatment on the same day.
Your treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy modalities (electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cupping therapy, targeted soft-tissue techniques, and kinesiology taping), and rehab excercises for you to do at home.
Q: Do you take X-Rays or perform body scans in your office?
A: The short answer is no, but we refer to an imaging center and write the prescription to send you for X-Rays, MRI, or other types of imaging if indicated. A thorough exam will tell us if imaging is needed, but most often, it is not indicated. We don't feel the need to expose you to unnecessary radiation if we are not ruling out red flags such as a fracture, dislocation, tumor, or disease.
We are advocates of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and their Choosing Wisely Campaign. X-rays should only be taken if (1) you have sustained a recent traumatic injury and are in considerable pain and discomfort, (2) a history and examination indicate a possible bone disease such as arthritis, (3) you have had long standing pain in an area that has not responded or resolved with care, and (4) you present with possible indications of a malignancy/tumor, in which a referral should be made to the appropriate medical doctor.
We understand your time is valuable and will always do our very best to accommodate your busy schedule. We take pride in our treatment by providing adequate time to discuss how you're feeling and build upon previous treatments.
While it's difficult to know exactly how long some injuries or issues may take to heal, we usually have a pretty good idea. We'll recommend the best course of care we think is best regarding your injury or lifestyle according to an evidence-based treatment approach.
We are advocates for routine chiropractic care, but on your terms. Many people seek wellness and maintenance care because they recognize the value it provides in injury prevention and their everyday life.