Getting Started With Us
What you need to know before choosing a chiropractor
Thank you for choosing to consult our office for your chiropractic heath care needs. You have made a great choice – and it is an honour for us to serve you. To expedite your first visit to our office and to allow us more time to focus on you, we require that your choose ONE of the two following options:
1. Call 416-756-3833 to schedule an appointment, then download and complete our required office forms PRIOR to your appointment.
Download the following forms and complete them PRIOR to your first appointment. If you are unable to download the forms, please call to request that we fax, email or send the following office forms to you so you can fill them out before your first visit.
Download the Health History Intake Form (DOC)
2. Call 416-756-3833 to schedule an appointment and arrive 15 minutes EARLY to fill our required office forms.
If you prefer to fill out our office forms on your first visit, you will be required to arrive 15 minutes PRIOR to your appointment time to fill out all applicable intake office forms.
Please note that all paperwork MUST be complete when you arrive for your appointment unless other arrangements were previously made with our staff. Otherwise, we reserve the right to re-schedule your examination to a later time.
Your First Visit
To help ensure your first visit with us is pleasant, and so that you know what to expect, here are the procedures that will take place during your first 45-60 minute session.
Paperwork: Completing our initial questionnaire helps us to get to know you. The doctor will use this information to help formulate your care program. During your first visit, you will also receive a copy of our financial policies and will be advised of the cost of our office procedures.
Consultation: You will meet our doctors, who will review your health history and determine if yours is a chiropractic case.
Nervous System Scan: Our nervous system controls everything we do without us even thinking about it. This scan tells us how well your nervous system is working, going a long way toward telling us how healthy you are. Gowns are provided so we can have access to your back for this simple painless procedure.
Gait Analysis: The mechanics and structure of our feet can affect the rest of our body. The information from this analysis is used to make orthotics, as well, the information derived can also be used for postural correction.
Examination: Standard physical, orthopedic, neurological, postural, gait and chiropractic tests will be performed to determine the causes of your problem. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended.
X-Ray: If required, we will order X-rays of specific areas of your spine.
Now your first visit is complete.
Future Visits: Plan to spend about fifteen minutes on your next visit receiving a more in-depth report of findings and a chiropractic adjustment. Our new practice member orientation or Strategies for Healthy Living session will help guarantee that all your questions are answered and provide you with the tools to ensure you get the best results.
Analysis: After analyzing your exam findings, the doctors will review their findings and give specific recommendations.
Adjustments: The doctors will use carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore the moveable bones of your spine to a more normal motion and position. These procedures are called chiropractic adjustments.
Adjunctive Procedures: The doctors may suggest the application of heat, ice or the use of some other procedure to help reduce the inflammation and make you more comfortable. Advice may be given on posture, exercise and nutrition to speed your recovery.