Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
QUESTION 1: I’ve heard once you get one adjustment/manipulation you need to keep seeing the chiropractor. Is this true?
No, many times there is a start and finish to the treatment. That is, the problem is ‘fixed’ and you are given exercises and stretches for future prevention.
QUESTION 2: I don’t like the idea of being ‘cracked’. Is there any other type of treatment?
Yes, the adjustment is only one of several treatment options that our Kitsilano office offers. For example, you may receive Active Release Techniques®, and/or Graston Techniques® and/or Laser Therapy, along with stretching and strengthening exercises.
QUESTION 3: Should I plan on spending a lot of my time waiting before my appointment?
No. A service of ours is to stay on time (either exactly or within a few minutes). This allows you to plan your day and us to plan ours.
- On the first appointment, you will be asked to come in 10-15 minutes early to fill out office forms. If the forms are filled out quickly, you may have to wait briefly for your actual appointment time.
- In order to keep on time, we need to move on if a patient is more than a few minutes late as the appointments typically run approximately 15 minutes and we never double book. If you think you will be late, please call us and although we may have to move on to the next patients in order to maintain our service, we will try our best to reschedule you as soon as possible that day or the following day depending on your and our availability.
QUESTION 4: Will someone call me to remind me of my appointment?
We purposely DO NOT HAVE an automatic reminder call before every appointment unless you request one. Some patients find it disruptive to get a call and prefer taking responsibility of their own schedule. However, if you would find a reminder call helpful, please let us know and we would be happy to provide one for you.
QUESTION 5: Will I be sore after the treatments?
Occasionally, you may be sore for a day or two following treatment depending on the sensitivity of the injury and the necessary location/depth of the treatment. This soreness will subside and follow-up treatments can be altered regarding treatment location and type.
QUESTION 6: If I am sore from treatment, should I cancel or rebook my appointment for a later date?
No. A sore area gives us an opportunity to work nearby areas that are part of the injury cause and solution.
QUESTION 7: Will the treatment hurt?
With Active Release Techniques® or Graston Techniques®, patients often describe a good hurt. The pressure and tension used during treatment depends on many things, such as the density of the lesions and the tolerance of the patient. The amount of the pressure or force is always up to you.