Comox Chiropractors - North Central Vancouver Island

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as a new patient at Comox Chiropractic

Feel heard. Feel better.

Each assessment, recommendation, and treatment we provide is done with your best interests in mind. We always consider your personal health goals, past experiences, and concerns to provide the highest quality care possible.

Before you arrive

If you have time before you come to the office, please print out and fill in the New Patient Form and bring it with you on your first visit.

Each new patient appointment begins with a thorough exam and history so we can design a custom treatment plan

STEP 1

Consultation & History

Before your first visit, we ask that you please fill out brief intake forms online prior to your appointment.

 

You will be asked to arrive at our office about 15 minutes early to get checked in with our chiropractic assistants.

 

In the treatment room, your chiropractic physician (Dr. Coleshaw or Dr. Cronk) will take you through an in-depth health history, listening to your concerns, questions, and goals. This will help to determine the cause of your condition and if chiropractic care may benefit you.

STEP 2

Examination

After a thorough health and chief complaint history, your doctor will take you through a series of neurological, orthopedic and functional movement tests, along with a hands-on chiropractic assessment, to help us determine the root cause of your specific condition.

STEP 3

Report of Finding

Once all the information has been gathered and examinations have been performed, your chiropractor will discuss with you the findings. The doctors will explain the suspected cause of your condition, your individual treatment recommendations, and your prognosis. They will answer all of your questions or concerns and provide you with the information that is necessary to help in the management of your condition.

 

If it has been determined that chiropractic care will be of benefit and you wish to continue with treatment, your doctor will discuss and obtain your written informed consent to care.

STEP 4

Treatment

Your initial visit will most likely include your first treatment. Your chiropractor will explain the treatment procedures before beginning and ensure you are comfortable throughout.

Treatments may include:

  • Manual adjustments
  • Instrument assisted adjustments
  • Soft-tissue techniques
  • Mobilisations
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Education and lifestyle recommendations 
  • Orthotics
  • Low-level laser therapy
  • Spinal decompression

Frequently Asked Questions

A. Most extended health benefit plans will provide at least a percentage of coverage for chiropractic treatment. Some treatments can also be covered by insurance claims. At your appointment, our team will guide you through this process for your situation.
A. Yes, we can bill your insurance company directly for partial or full payment of treatment fees.
A. Yes. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident.
A. No, a referral from your family doctor is not needed. To enquire about booking an assessment, please call our office.
A. Please bring your Care Card and, if applicable, your extended insurance information or claim number. Please consider wearing comfortable or flexible clothing.
A. Yes, we have a dedicated parking lot with plenty of spots.
A. The adjustment is a quick, shallow thrust over the restricted or locked spinal joint. The adjustment generally doesn't cause any discomfort and in fact, most patients will feel a reduction in tension almost immediately as the joint is released. Occasionally, soft tissue therapy combined with an adjustment causes mild discomfort that kind of feels like you did a hard workout. We always prioritize your comfort level and will modify your treatment to cater to your comfort level.

A. Some chiropractic adjustments cause a cracking sound. This happens because, when a joint is adjusted, there is a release of gas pressure which can cause a "pop". The purpose of an adjustment is to normalize the movement and alignment of the joint.

 

If we determine joint adjustments would benefit you, we will recommend it as part of your treatment plan. If you prefer, we can use other effective techniques (like mobilizations, instrument adjusting and/or stretching).