The information in this website is provided by Rin Spine & Scoliosis Center for the purpose of public education.  Visitors are advised to seek professional help from a registered Doctor of Chiropractic or registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncture) and should not attempt to perform any chiropractic or acupuncture procedure on themselves.​

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YOUR FIRST VISIT

Your first visit is the start of an ongoing conversation between you and your chiropractor that will encompass all aspects of your health and lifestyle.

The main objective is to gain a two-way understanding of your condition and medical history, and set in place both short-term and long-term goals for your treatment plan. It's also the perfect time to ask any questions or concerns you may have about any part of the process.

The visit should last between 20 to 30 minutes, but it's helpful if you can arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete the required forms.

Here's a step-by-step guide to what you can expect from your first visit:

1. Complete your medical information

Friendly staff are on hand to provide your medical information form and answer any questions you have. Alternatively, download, print and complete the form and come to your initial consultation fully prepared.

2. Discuss your condition and medical background

You'll begin your initial consultation by speaking directly with your chiropractor about your condition and medical history. Please bring along any relevant documents you may have - such as x-ray or MRI imaging results.

3. Receive a physical assessment

You receive a thorough postural analysis, orthopedic and neurological exam, which allows the doctor to diagnose your condition.

4. Discuss results of imaging tests (if available)

Your doctor will review any recent x-ray/MRI scans you bring with you and discuss the findings. If unavailable, imaging may be required to help rule out any aggravating factors. Where required, we can refer patients to a nearby imaging lab.

5. Receive chiropractic treatment (if appropriate)

Provided there are no indications not to go ahead with treatment, then your chiropractor will treat you during your first visit. Our treatment includes both chiropractic adjustment and physical therapy. Find out more.

6. Receive physical exercises to do at home

Your chiropractor will prescribe specific physical exercises to help you increase motion, build strength and stretch the spine in the relevant areas - promoting the long-term success of your treatment.

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