General Expectations For Chiropractic Treatment


Chiropractic Initial Consultation:

(1 hour): The initial consultation and treatment is the most important part of the chiropractor-patient encounter. What you can expect from this experience is a detailed health and injury history that could last up to 15 minutes where the chiropractor is able to gain a clear understanding of both you as a person and your area of complaint. Next, an in-depth biomechanical and orthopedic assessment will be performed for up to 15 minutes in order to assess the area of complaint and create a working diagnosis. Once this diagnosis has been reached, the practitioner will explain in detail the mechanism of the injury, what types of treatment modalities will be used and the frequency and duration of your treatment plan. The rest of your visit will include the necessary manual therapy for the day. It is of utmost importance to the practitioner that the patient walks away with a clear understanding of their injury so that they are an active participant in their treatment plan.  So to summarize, we will get a detailed picture of your complaint, explain to you what’s going on and then we will work on getting you better!

Chiropractic Subsequent Treatments:

(20 mins)- When you walk into the treatment room for your appointment, your practitioner will have already reviewed your file and prepared themselves in order to make the most of the visit. The first 5-10 minutes of the visit will include a subjective progress report since the last visit. Then, 5 minutes of re-evaluation is necessary to evaluate your objective progress in order to address the issues for that day. The rest of the visit is then focused on evidence-based manual therapy and progressive rehabilitation specific to your case. Treatment modalities could include myofascial release therapy, Graston Technique ®, joint mobilization or manipulation, and progressive rehabilitation. To make the best use of a session, we will focus on one specific area of complaint and the best modalities to treat it. Patient autonomy is essential in the `decision-making process and open feedback and dialog with your practitioner will result in the best treatment.