Chiropractic Care – What Can I Expect?

An Introduction to Chiropractic

Chiropractic and FamilyMost people contact us because of our gentle adjustment method. They prefer the “no cracking” technique we use here. They want to get rid of the chronic symptoms they have or they just want to improve their health using chiropractic.

Because Dr. Shaian Mollaret is specially trained to help them, many pregnant women choose our office. They want to increase their chance of having an easier delivery and ensure that their baby has enough room to develop and get into the proper position for birth.

The gentle technique also makes parents comfortable bringing their babies and children to our office to help them with concerns including, ear infections, headaches, latching problems and sleeping issues.

Still others see a chiropractor to get orthotics, which will support their foot arch and help decrease foot pain, knee pain, hip pain and even low back pain.

Each of these different kinds of patients have one thing in common.  They all need an initial consultation so that Dr. Shaian can assess their situation and come up with the best treatment plan for them.

Your First Chiropractic Appointment

New patients often remark how pleasant and inviting our office is. We love that because our goal is to offer chiropractic care in a comfortable surrounding. So, make yourself at home!

You’ll find parking around and behind the building. For your convenience, our New Patient Intake Forms are available on our website for you to complete at your leisure (under the Services tab at the top of the page). If you decide to have the Chiropractic Examination done with Pande Family Chiropractic, just print out the completed paperwork at home and bring it with you to your appointment.

The consultation gives you an opportunity to see our office, meet Dr. Shaian Mollaret and learn a bit more about Chiropractic. It’s important that you’re comfortable with our office, and our procedures, since we have a teamwork approach to better health. The consultation is a perfect way to find out if our office is right for you. The consultation also helps us determine if we think chiropractic can help you.

After the consultation, the doctor will tell you if she thinks she can help. If you agree, we usually proceed to the next step, which is a thorough chiropractic examination.

The examination might be very different than some other health providers you have visited. Our goal is to determine what areas of your spine and nervous system are involved and related to your health issues. Dr. Shaian Mollaret performs a hands-on chiropractic examination to obtain important clinical information and recommends x-rays (which are covered by your Ontario Health Card) to gain more insight about your condition.

This appointment is about 45 minutes.

Your Second Appointment

After Dr. Shaian Mollaret has spent some time studying your case, analyzing your x-rays and examination findings, she’ll know exactly what is going on with your spine and nervous is to explain, as clearly as possible, what’s wrong and whether or not we can help you. You’ll get answers to four important questions:

  •     What’s wrong?
  •     Can we help you?
  •     How will we help you achieve your health goals?
  •     How long will it take?

We recommend that you bring a family member or trusted friend with you to this second appointment to ask questions and help make this important decision.

Once you’ve decided to begin care, you will receive your first gentle adjustment, which is tailored to you. Each person and their situation is unique and this includes misalignments in the spine. Your x-rays tell the doctor the exact amount and directions your body has misaligned and how to correct it.

Each adjustment and reaction is also unique to the individual. People describe feeling sensations of being: calmer, straighter, looser, more balanced, etc… One thing is common to all patients: The gentle touch of the adjustment will set your body in the direction for achieving optimum health.

Your second visit will last about 30-45 minutes.

Your Regular Visits

Following the initial adjustment, subsequent regular visits are spent training your spine to maintain the correct position.

During your initial intensive care, visits are more frequent to gain momentum during your healing process. It takes time for ligaments and muscles to relearn new ways of moving and functioning. And it takes time for the body to re-learn how to stay balanced. We will monitor this process during your regular visits and with re-evaluation exams every 8-12 visits.

We respect that your time is valuable and ask that you do the same for us. We do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life. About 95% of the time we are on time and since we have reserved a time for you we ask that you be on time so we may see each patient in a timely fashion.

Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Miss a visit and we lose critical momentum necessary to make the needed changes at the right time.

Typical office visits can last anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes depending on your individual requirements that day. Because we work with many families, we invite you to bring your loved ones with you.

Orthotics Initial Consultation

IMPORTANT IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE: Before making this appointment, please call your insurance company and ask them these two questions:

  1. Do you need a medical doctor’s note in order to get covered by your insurance company?
  2. Do you have to get your orthotics from a podiatrist or chiropodist for your insurance company to pay?
    Getting the answers to these two questions will help save you time and prevent you from not getting reimbursed.

If you require orthotics, your initial examination is about 30 minutes long and consists of a consultation, a foot, arch and ankle examination as well as an analysis of your walking pattern.  A foam cast is used to create the custom made mold for your orthotics, which is then shipped off to the factory to become your pair of orthotics.   A follow-up appointment is made when your orthotics arrive, in order to ensure comfort and fit.

Many extended health care plans cover orthotics.  Please consult with your provider.