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Downtown Chiropractic

Chiropractic

what to expect

On your first visit:

During the initial visit your Chiropractor will take a detailed health history and perform a physical examination particularly focusing on your spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system. Other examinations or tests such as x-rays may also be ordered. If chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed to meet your specific needs by incorporating a variety of treatment techniques which may include:

  • Hands-on manual adjustments (diversified technique)
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Muscle release techniques
  • Ice packs, heat, taping
  • Custom made orthotics

If your Chiropractor diagnoses a condition that would be appropriately treated or co-treated by another health care professional, he or she will make the appropriate referral for massage therapy, physiotherapy, or medical attention.

Follow up visits:

During follow up visits your Chiropractor may utilize one or more of the many different kinds of adjustments and manual care techniques used in chiropractic care as mentioned above. Your treatment may also include suggestions for exercise, diet, supplements, or other ideas for a healthier lifestyle.