Your First Chiropractic Visit

Your first appointment with the chiropractor is generally about 45-60 minutes in duration.

After booking your first appointment please fill out your intake form, if you are unable to complete them in advance, please come at least 15 minutes early to fill them in, at our clinic.

We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothing (no skirts or dresses) or bring a change of clothes along.

When you consult with one of our chiropractors about your health, your chiropractor will perform or provide the following:

A Case History: A thorough review of your specific problem, relevant past history and your overall health.

An Examination: Physical testing and movements that you are asked to perform will help to identify the problem. Having a pair of shorts or active wear will be helpful at this time.

A Diagnosis: The definition and explanation of your problem, which should help to clarify your choices for care. Is this a problem in which chiropractic can help? If not a suitable referral will be done.

A Prognosis: An estimate of how your problem will respond to chiropractic care. Your response to treatment will be monitored by your chiropractor. Two of the basic components of chiropractic care are wellness and prevention. Utilization of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle modification will be suggested to improve overall well being and promote active, patient centered care.

A Treatment Plan: A recommended treatment will be explained to you at the end of your visit.

What is a chiropractor?

Chiropractic medicine is concerned with the well being and health of the nervous and spinal system. To become a chiropractic doctor individuals have to spend 3 years in university studying basic science and prerequisites such as: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Humanities and Mathematics. After finishing their prerequisites they will spend 4 – 5 years studying chiropractic medicine.

Subjects taken during this time are: Biochemistry, Toxicology and Pharmacology, Dietetics and Nutrition, Physiology, Anatomy, Pathology, Microbiology. The clinical phase of chiropractic studies includes: Laboratory Diagnosis, Neurology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Eyes, Ears, Throat and Nose, Basic Geriatrics, Paediatrics, Dermatology and obstetrics and gynaecology. After passing their examinations in order to maintain their license they must enroll in continuing education and post graduation courses.