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Preparing the Bait

What To Expect

  • When it comes time for your first chiropractic appointment, chances are, you are either excited and optimistic for our services or possibly overwhelming or scared from stories you’ve read or heard, and are just not sure what to expect. We want to put your mind at ease. From the moment you walk through our office door, our inviting and welcoming family-oriented staff will be waiting to greet you.

  • On your first visit, our staff will ask you to fill out a very simple and easy-to-understand form (or you may download under Patient Paperwork). 

  • It is common to have questions and concerns before your first visit to any new healthcare provider. Luckily, chiropractors know that new patients may need extra time to discuss their questions or concerns. You can play a role in your own chiropractic care before your first visit. An effective way to be involved in your own healthcare is to learn about what you can expect from visit #1.

Duration Of Visit

  • Depending on the injury or condition for which you are being treated, initial visits last approximately 30 minutes. Subsequent visits will likely be shorter, but the first visit aims to identify the cause of the problem and discussing a proposed plan of management and treatment.  Chiropractors are extensively trained to assess, diagnose, manage and prevent reoccurrence of MSK conditions while specifically addressing your needs and goals. Make sure you communicate your needs and goals to your chiropractor.

Health History

  • As mentioned, your first appointment includes a comprehensive assessment to help determine the cause of the problem and how to treat it. To do so, expect that the history-taking portion of the visit may include questions about your health

Maximizing The Benefits

  • Building a therapeutic relationship with a new practitioner can take some time, but investing in good communication at the outset can help you maximize the benefit of your chiropractic treatment. Your chiropractor will be happy to answer questions, address concerns and explain different options to you. This may include preventative strategies and changes in lifestyle practices.

  • The entire process, from the moment you walk in until the moment leave, should only take about 45 mins including paperwork. We want you to have a positive experience and are excited to tell others about it.

  • Give us a call at 250-881-7881 and we look forward to meeting you!

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