Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect on my first visit?

a) Initially, you will be welcomed to the office and asked to fill out some forms that include your name, address, etc., and the reason you are seeking care. There will also be some questions about your general health history. (New patient forms are available on this website.)

b) You will then meet your doctor and he will take a thorough history of your injury or condition including how and when it started, where it hurts and other related questions.

c) Next your doctor will perform a comprehensive physical examination that will include orthopedic (range of movement etc.) and neurological (muscle strength, reflexes etc.) tests as well as specialized chiropractic diagnostic testing.

d) X-ray examination may be required but is often not necessary depending on your condition and on accepted protocols and guidelines.

e) If you are a good candidate for chiropractic care, the doctor will formulate a treatment plan and management strategy. The doctor will explain the examination findings and treatment options and following the completion of an informed consent form, treatment will commence.

f) If your condition is not within our scope of practice and requires medical attention or alternate care, your doctor will refer you to the appropriate health care provider.

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment restores correct joint movement and optimizes function.

Will I require an x-ray?

In many cases, x-rays will not be required to safely treat you, however, this will depend on you age, injury/condition and past health history. Your doctor will follow accepted guidelines and protocols to determine if x-rays are necessary.

Do I need a referral?

No. You do not require a referral to have access to chiropractic care.

Will the treatment hurt?

In most cases, chiropractic adjustments will be painless and in fact feel pleasant. On some occasions there can be mild discomfort during or following the adjustments. The condition may become more uncomfortable following treatment but this is rare.