First Visit?

We’re here to help.

First Visit?

We’re here to help.

“…What a surprise to feel better after the first adjustment!”

Katia Gagnon


Prefer to call? 519 642 7800
Located at Oxford and Adelaide, with plenty of free parking.

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What to Expect:

The First Visit  (30 min)

The doctor will take a full health history and do a thorough exam. (You don’t need to undress).

  • If you require X-rays, they’re no fee if you have an Ontario Health Card.

Will I get an adjustment on the first visit?

  • We may need to wait for the X-ray results in order to do a complete adjustment.
  • If you don’t require X-rays, the doctor will go over their recommendations, answer all your questions and you’ll be ready to get an adjustment. 

The Second Visit (20 min)

If you’ve gone for X-rays, the doctor will review them with you and answer all of your questions. Then you’ll be ready to receive your first adjustment.

When will you begin to feel better?  This usually happens very quickly.

We answer some other common questions below.

Chiropractor talking to a patient

Is this your first visit  to a chiropractor?

Our professionals are committed to making you feel at ease.

We understand that visiting a chiropractor can be an unfamiliar experience, that’s why our doctors make it a priority to clearly explain the process before any adjustments. If you’d prefer to avoid manual adjustments, they can provide a gentle alternative.

“My experience has been absolutely incredible. My knee has been fully healed after years of pain and my back feels 10 years younger. I can’t believe I am jumping out of bed in the morning…. “

R Bowen

Common Q&A

What techniques do you use in your office? Only "cracking"?

We have 3 techniques available, depending on the needs of the patient.

-Manual Adjustments (“cracking”)
-Activator (a gentle handheld instrument- no cracking)
-Network Spinal Analysis

If you’ve seen a chiropractor before and have a preference please let us know, otherwise we’ll ensure you receive the type of care that’s best for you.

Once I go to a chiropractor do I have to keep going?

Absolutely not. How long you decide to benefit from care is always up to you. We’re here to help, and your goals always come first.

Do adjustments hurt?

Adjustments are painless.

How will I feel after an adjustment?

The most common things we hear are:

“Wow, I can breathe deeper.”
“I feel so much lighter.”
“I’m sleeping better!”

Some patients report achiness (as if they worked out too hard) after their first adjustment. That’s completely normal and applying cold for 20 min usually alleviates it.

Does my insurance cover chiropractic?

Likely yes! Our trained insurance specialist will be able to review your insurance details and let you know the most efficient way to receive its benefits. Our patients pay us directly and then in most cases we can bill their insurance for them online immediately, and the funds are returned to them within 24-48 hrs.

Some insurance companies are not set up for online billing yet, in that case, we will provide you with receipts to submit for reimbursement.

Will chiropractic help my posture?

Absolutely! The hunched forward position most people spend too much time in leads to locked spinal joints, ribs that won’t allow you to take a deep breath, strained muscles and a hump at the base of your neck.

New patients often explain that they try to sit straight… but they can’t hold the position very long without pain or tension.

We love the look on people’s faces when they have these areas unlocked for the first time. They sit tall, breathe deeply and feel the tension melt away.

Do you see patients with scoliosis?

Yes, in fact Dr. Shulman is an expert in this area because she has a scoliosis herself. She’s living proof that you can live a heathy, active lifestyle with a scoliosis.

We’ll not only help relieve your symptoms but also offer some simple lifestyle suggestions to ensure your spine stays healthy for life.

Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

Chiropractic is not only safe, it’s recommended by most midwives to ensure a painless pregnancy and an easier birth for both you and your baby.

The doctors vary their techniques depending on the stage of pregnancy you’re in and we have a special pillow to make you more comfortable.

Can I continue to workout while I receive chiropractic care?

In most cases, yes. However, we do not advise intense workouts immediately after adjustments, especially when beginning care, the body needs time to heal.

We encourage our patients to return to their activities as quickly as possible and we often add specialized rehabilitative exercises and stretches to their routine for maximum results.

Do you see people who have been in car accidents?

Yes, our office is set up for online insurance billing for all car accident cases. Because we are a multi-disciplinary office, we provide both chiropractic and massage to ensure rapid, complete healing. Victoria is our motor vehicle expert who will help you fill out your paperwork (and let you know which parts are required) and she can speak to your adjuster directly if you have any questions.

Don’t see your question? Contact us and we’ll get right back to you!