Day 1: Your First Visit
Upon arrival you will be warmly greeted by one of our amazing front desk staff, who will take your paperwork and then give you a tour of our beautiful office so you know where things are and what to expect. They then will take you to the Exam Room where Dr. Kopala will first meet with you to begin the consultation and exam, which incorporates many aspects, but with three main categories.
First Dr. Kopala will go over an extensive history with you in regards to your current and past health challenges, if any. Second, he will spend time explaining how chiropractic wellness care works, and specifically how things are done in our office. We strongly feel that the more we know about you, and the more you know about us, the more we can help, and that is our primary mission.
The third component is a comprehensive examination. The exam done at our office is very thorough and expansive, allowing us to focus assessment of posture, gait, and balance, range of motion, neurological testing, vertebral palpation and alignment. This examination gives a ‘report card’ to what is going on with your health, and what may be the true cause(s) of your challenges. The major emphasis of our initial exam is to evaluate your spine and nervous system, determine how it is functioning, and find where the stresses and challenges are that will need to be addressed.
Depending on your history, examination and findings, Dr. Kopala will discuss with you the possibility of starting chiropractic care on Day 1 or recommending X-Rays prior to starting care. X-Rays allow us to see what is going on with the posture and structure of your spine, and how it may relate to your challenge(s) and overall health.
(Note: most times X-Rays are not recommended in paediatric cases).
This first day is very comprehensive, but should still be finished in about half an hour, if your paper work is completed prior to coming for your initial Day Appointment.
Day 2: (Report of Findings)
On your 2nd visit, you will be taken to the exam room where Dr. Kopala will go over all the information gathered on the first visit and create a specific treatment plan and options to address and remove your current health challenges. We refer to this as your Report of Findings. This is also the time where you have the freedom to ask any questions you may have. Note: it is essential for your best understanding and informed consent that you have watched ‘’ The Health Report’’ online or attended a live ‘’Health Report’’ before this 2nd visit.
Firstly, you will be shown you’re X-Rays (if taken) and any important findings from those will be discussed. It is very important to us that you have a good understanding of what is going on with your spine and nervous system, so again questions will be taken throughout the entire Report of Findings.
Lastly we will go over the details of your treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. Most treatment plans consist of three phases of care (crisis/pain relief, corrective and wellness), and those will be explained. If any additional consultation, examinations, referrals, or any other form of additional testing is recommended, we will go over those as well.
Once your report is finished, you will typically receive your first adjustment. Once that adjustment is performed and you are on your way to improved health and wellness, you will then meet with our front end staff again to go over the financial aspects of your care and your options with our affordable Health Care plans. Please be sure to bring your schedule with you so that you can pre-book your appointments as this will save you time in the future.
Day 3 and onwards: Regular Visits
On a typical visit during the course of your care, you will always be greeted warmly by our incredible front desk staff. They will first have you sign in electronically for your appointment, and then get you set up for your adjustment.
Every part of the care in our office contributes to the process designed to restore your health and wellness. So while you will likely have more frequent visits in the beginning you will be seeing progress with each step along the way! We`ll check in with a progress examination every 12 adjustments to ensure that you`re progressing and adapting your plan as required.