Getting Regular Chiropractic Care Is Essential To Good Health
If you are visiting our Ottawa-based chiropractic office for the first time, we are happy to meet you!
At Santé Chiropractic, we are committed to helping you achieve your health goals. That’s why we ensure you get all the attention you need to find pain relief and to help you optimize your health.
Here is what our chiropractic intake process looks like:
Your first chiropractic visit includes the following:
- First, you’ll be given an in-depth health questionnaire to fill in so we can find out the current state of your overall health and what may be going on with your neuro-musculoskeletal system.
- Then you will meet one of our professional chiropractors to talk about your current aches and pains or any health issues you are experiencing. Chiropractic is more than just pain relief, and we want to make sure that we can help you achieve your health goals.
- Next, we’ll run a series of non-invasive Neuro-Spinal Scans to determine how your brain and body connection is functioning and what could be causing your pain. We’ll also determine how stress and interference is affecting your nervous system and contributing to your issues.
- Additionally, we may need to take X-rays so we can get a closer look at your spine in terms of normal curvatures and confirm any signs of possible degeneration. We will also focus on the curvature of your spine and current state of your posture. The spine is truly the window to the nervous system!
Your second chiropractic visit includes the following:
Once you’ve arrived for your chiropractic follow-up appointment, we’ll go over our extensive 1-on-1 report of findings and be sure to give you plenty of time for questions.
Then you will be given your first chiropractic adjustment. We will tell you exactly what we’re doing so there are no surprises.
Your third chiropractic care visit includes the following:
Now that you’ve had your initial chiropractic adjustment, you may have more questions about the process. We are always happy to answer any questions during and in between appointments!
Lastly, depending on the plan we’ve agreed on, you’ll likely be back for more chiropractic adjustments to ensure you are relieved of pain and experience improved mobility. We’ll review this plan with you today and in our following sessions together because it’s important we work together to improve your spinal and overall health! Remember healing takes time. You did not get where you are at in one day, so we have to be patient if we want to re-educate your body to be in optimal alignment.
Did you know there are 3 phases of chiropractic care?
Symptomatic Care: While it is important to have pain and symptoms addressed, oftentimes one or two visits will not correct the underlying cause(s). This means there will be a good chance the symptom (pain) may re-occur at some point and also that the body is left in a state of “dis-ease” which can lead to more complex health issues down the road.
Corrective Care: In this corrective care phase, we may use different tools and specific postural re-education exercises. Lifestyle changes may also be suggested in terms of body ergonomics, nutrition, supportive nutraceuticals, etc., to help support you in this phase of care, depending on your lifestyle stressors.
Wellness Care: Where we collaboratively optimize your health. As chiropractors, we become your long-term partner in health, providing ongoing support through chiropractic adjustments and health and lifestyle educational support. Wellness care helps you keep your nervous system turned on so your body can do what it needs to do to stay healthy. This is the ideal phase!