Initial examination (Anamnesis)
1- File opening
To open your file with us, you will first need to complete a questionnaire to allow your chiropractor to draw up a complete picture of your state of health. They will be able to determine what they can do for you.
Be ready to answer the following questions:
- Your personal and family medical history
- Care provided by other health care professionals
- The hospitalizations and surgeries you have undergone
- The history of your major accidents and injuries
- Your intake of medications, vitamins, and/or any other products
- The steps taken to date to improve your health problems
Your lifestyle at the level of:
- Your daily activities
- Your work routine
- Stress Management
2- Complete physical examination
The chiropractor will proceed with a series of postural, neurological, orthopedic and palpatory examinations to identify possible dysfunctions of the neuro-musculoskeletal system or the presence of vertebral subluxations.
It may be necessary to perform X-rays in order to make an accurate chiropractic diagnosis of your condition
4- Chiropractic diagnosis
Following a rigorous analysis of the information gathered and the results of the exams conducted, the chiropractor will be able to assess the chiropractic diagnosis of your condition. Considering your history, they will know whether there are abnormalities or underlying pathologies that require them to refer you to the most competent health professional to treat your condition.
5- Treatment plan and prognosis
If your condition falls within the scope of the chiropractor’s competence, he or she will be able to offer you a personalized chiropractic care program fitting your condition and your health goals. The prognosis is to determine your chances of recovery and to estimate the time it takes to reach it. Take the time to ask questions that matter to you because you have an active role to play in the evolution of your state of health.
6- Informed consent
Informed consent is a compulsory written document that your chiropractor, will ask you to sign, similar to the process taken by other health professionals. It states that you have received and understood the information about your condition and that you agree to receive the care your chiropractic doctor offers.
Manual chiropractic adjustments are the primary care techniques that the chiropractor will perform on their patient, who may be in a standing, sitting or lying position. The chiropractor will adapt their maneuvers to the patient’s morphology, while carefully applying the force, angle and velocity necessary to maximize the results of the treatment. There are no random manipulations in this treatment. Each movement is calculated and operated smoothly. It is therefore very rare that a chiropractic manipulation causes pain. It is possible that various tools and equipment are used in chiropractic treatments. The choice of the technique depends on the doctor’s preference. More importantly, the technique used will depend on the needs of the patient. The chiropractor is the health professional who holds the most elaborate and complete training to perform spinal care and will make the best decision for you.
Activator methods use the principle of a hammer striking an anvil. Strength and ultra-fast speed allow to correct vertebral subluxations and thus reduce interference in the functionality of the nervous system. This in turn will allow the body to function better.
Radiology training is a particularly technique advanced among chiropractic students. It involves 360 hours of courses and a clinical internship, and it affects biophysics, radiation protection, clinical interpretation of X-rays and diagnosis.
This technique involves breaking the adhesions and scar tissues that have settled by sporadic and repetitive injuries, trauma and/or bad posture. This unique approach is also a worldwide reference in the analysis and treatment of soft tissue pathologies (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves).
This technique uses stainless steel tools to detect muscle and tendon injuries. These tools are used to remove the adhesions that have formed between the various soft tissues due to trauma, repetitive movements or even excessive stress in the body.
Kinesiotaping is a taping method that has been developed to provide better body rehabilitation while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting movement amplitudes, thereby increasing the benefits of the manipulations in the treatment.