4 Things to Expect from ANY Calgary Chiropractor You Choose to See

Whether it’s your first visit, or you’ve been seeing a chiropractor for years, you should expect the following 5 things with ANY Calgary chiropractor and at ANY time: 1. Your Calgary chiropractor should be documenting your visits very carefully: case history, physical exam findings, written diagnosis – etc. Everything from your concerns, visit findings, to goals you’ve established as part of your treatment plan should be documented without fail. You should always be able to access these records. 2. Constant dialogue: there should be open communication between yourself and your chiropractor before, during and after your visit. Any concerns should be given full attention if and when they are brought up. You should also be able to connect directly with your doctor – at your request – either by email, phone, etc. You should also always be given options for care, and the opportunity to be an active participant in the decisions regarding your chiropractic treatment plan. 3. Your sessions should always feel relevant to the problem that you’ve presented, as well as respectful and engaging. At no time during your visits should you feel pressured, rushed, or that the information given to you is misleading. You should also feel comfortable refusing consent to treatment at any time. 4. There should never be a suggestion that long-term care contracts are necessary and the only way to maintain proper health. Your chiropractor’s aim should be to help you achieve results in the shortest time frame possible, and always be comfortable referring you to other health care practitioners or another chiropractor when clinically...

All About Calgary Chiropractors and Chiropractic

What Do Calgary Chiropractors Do? Doctors of chiropractic are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions and disorders related to the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system; this includes the back, neck, head, pelvis, and extremity joints. These kinds of conditions and disorders can present themselves as: – Back pain – Neck pain – Headaches – Arthritis – Whiplash & auto accident injuries – Strains & Sprains – Repetitive Strain Injuries – Work or sports injuries – Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs These conditions and disorders often stem from sports injuries, work accidents, motor vehicle accidents, daily activities that put unconscious stress on the body, or even something as simple as a fall, or having slept in the wrong position. Chiropractors work with you to resolve pain, discomfort and restricted range of motion. They are trained to create rehabilitation plans and help you with injury prevention. Sometimes this includes referrals to other therapeutic options. You’ll often hear people refer to chiropractic as the ‘cracking of bones’ – but what it actually is, is a hands-on adjustment: a gentle, carefully directed movement. Other therapies chiropractors might use include: – Graston Technique ® – Active Release Techniques ® (ART) – Ice and Heat Therapy – Soft tissue work – Ultrasound Therapy Remember that not everyone is a candidate for chiropractic care. There are a number of tests done at the first assessment to be able to identify whether chiropractic would be beneficial and safe. What It Takes To Be a Chiropractor in Alberta In Canada, chiropractors must complete a minimum seven years of...