Located in beautiful Ancaster at the corner of Wilson Street and Fiddlers Green Road, I share my office with the amazing Ancaster Foot Knee Back Clinic. Our address is 3 Wilson St. East, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B3.
Scheduling an appointment is now easier than ever by calling our office directly at 905-304-6556 to book a time that is convenient for you.
For Your First Visit
Here are a few little things to remember for your first visit:
- For your first visit please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out a new patient form or come with the new patient form already completed by downloading the form here.
- The new patient form is designed to five the clinician a detailed health history pertaining to your current condition.
- Please be aware that appointment times are scheduled to the minute, so please arrive on time.
What To Expect
Your first appointment will be 60 minutes long. Together we will go through a history of your state of health and determine why you are seeking chiropractic care. You will be examined as well. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for care, you will be treated at your first appointment.
Treatment will consist of a combination of manual techniques, which are designed to increase symmetry of structure, flexibility, and range of motion, as well as maximize the body’s ability to self-heal. Individualized homework exercises and advice will be provided.
What Is Chiropractic Anyways?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force to joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Don't forget to download the New Patient Form by clicking here and please bring it with you on your first visit.