What To Expect For Your First Visit

Chiropractic adjustments and treatments are specific to each individual. We use a combination of manual Chiropractic adjustments as well as other adjusting instruments to put together a complete treatment plan for your condition.

Your first visit is the most crucial as it involves a comprehensive package of examination and diagnosis which enables us to better understand the health concerns and problems you are experiencing. From there, we will be able to advise you on a detailed treatment plan on how to resolve your issues for good. The following is what the first visit entails:

  • Detailed Postural Analysis
  • Bilateral Weight Analysis
  • Surface Electromyography Examination
  • Range of Motion Tests
  • Comprehensive Review of Medical History
  • Spinal Palpation
  • Neurological and Orthopedic Exams
  • Report of Findings
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • (X-rays are not required at our clinic)

FAQ

1.

What is the difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy?

A Chiropractor's primary focus is on the human spine and the relationship between the joints, muscles and nervous system. A Chiropractor will adjust the joints using a high velocity and low amplitude force to restore any imbalances and/ or restrictions that exist in the spine and skeletal system. A Chiropractor utilizes a hands-on approach as well as other methods such as electrical stimulation and mechanical instruments. A Chiropractor earns a "Doctor of Chiropractic" from an accredited institution in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Spain, UK or USA.

 

A physiotherapist is one of the allied health professions whose primary focus is on the recovery of functions and do not adjust the spine. It may help restore movement or reduce pain. This may be done by a variety of techniques such as strengthening, stretching, modalities, joint mobilization, massage, neuromuscular facilitation, etc., please refer to a physiotherapist for more of an expansive definition of their scope of practice.

2.

Can babies and children undergo Chiropractic treatment?

Yes. Children and adolescents constitute a high number of patient visits for Chiropractors. It is actually highly recommended by Chiropractors that a child or adolescent be screened for any spinal abnormalities to detect and prevent any possible long term spinal problems such as scoliosis...

 

A study in the Journal of Verterbral Subluxation Research in October 2004 states that "vertebral subluxation (spinal misalignments) can occur early in life, even during the birth process". According to the study, the body then adapts to the misalignment of the spine and the abnormal functions become the norm, which leads to spinal distortions (bad posture, scoliosis), spinal degeneration, and a generalized state of unwellness in children. Having a thorough examination of your child by a trained Chiropractor is essential for the long-term health of your child.

3.

Is it Painful?

Chiropractic adjustments when performed by a trained and accredited Chiropractor should not be painful. However, in some instances when the patient's conditions are chronic or acute, the muscles and ligaments might be sensitive to touch which results in exceptions.

4.

Can I go for Chiropractic for wellness purposes?

Yes, definitely. Chiropractic is highly recommended for maintenance care and overall wellness. Having a healthy spine and nervous system enables the body to work properly and allows the body's natural healing abilities to function normally. There are many health benefits associated with Chiropractic care as stated above.

Benefits of Chiropractic

There are numerous benefits associated with Chiropractic care and some of which are listed below:

  • Improves Immune System
  • Increases Energy Levels
  • Improves Heart Function
  • Increases Overall Health
  • Improves Sleep
  • Almost Instant Pain Relief
  • Slows Aging Process
  • Slows/Stops Spinal Degeneration Process
  • Improves Posture and Spinal Structure
  • Restores Normal Mobility