What to Expect on your first visit to Harris Chiropractic
A warm welcome is number one on our list. At Harris Chiropractic, the moment you enter our warm, friendly environment you will be made to feel totally at ease. Our experienced team will do whatever it takes to ensure that your visit with us is a pleasant one.
When you arrive the first thing we’ll do is to prepare your file and establish a detailed history of your overall health. Next we will perform a thorough examination and a series of tests. Then, if necessary, we may also refer you for x-rays to provide more detailed information about a specific condition. Combining all this information gives us a clearer picture to be able to deliver the best possible recommendations for you.
If chiropractic care is the right choice for you, Dr. Harris may give you your first adjustment right away. The more you understand about the chiropractic process, the better the results are likely to be. We’ll also talk to you about our recommendations for your follow-up appointment and future care.
Your Second Visit with Harris Chiropractic
On your second visit to Harris Chiropractic, we will discuss with you how you responded to your first adjustment; this gives vital information on where you are in your healing process – you will then be taken through your Report of Findings.
This gives a detailed explanation of Chiropractic care and how it is relevant to your individual situation. We will make specific recommendations as to the most appropriate action to take in correcting your condition. You will have the opportunity to question and discuss your case and communicate your health goals so we can understand your priorities.
Approaches to Chiropractic Care
- Symptomatic Care – This stage of care is aimed at addressing your immediate concerns as quickly as possible. This is usually the most intensive stage of care, and focusses on joint function and aims to control inflammation as quickly as possible.
- Corrective Care – Corrective care aims to address the long-term, bad habits of your spinal movement. It can help retrain how your spine moves. It can also help prevent relapses or similar injuries later. Corrective care requires consistent, regular adjustments over weeks or months, depending on the case. At pre-determined intervals, full progress examinations take place in order to measure your progress.