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New Patients at Pringle Chiropractic

Your First Visit

As a chiropractor, my focus lies in giving you a holistic healing experience. If you are new to chiropractic, there’s no need to worry. We go the extra mile to ensure that you are made comfortable right from the minute you step into our office.

When you walk into our office for the first time you will be met with a friendly smile and introduction. We try to gather as much information as possible on the phone or the walk-in so that you can maximize your time with Dr. Pringle and less with the initial paperwork. This helps to reduce the fear of the unknown.

You will then be taken to a private consulting room to view a short Getting Started video. It is extremely important to us that you understand every step in this process. This is why we remove any ambiguity by enumerating all the details and empowering you with relevant information.

Consultation and Examination

When you meet with Dr. Paul Pringle you will have ample opportunity to discuss, ask questions, voice concerns and simply decide whether you want to explore further. Once you give your consent to proceed, you will be requested to change into a gown for the examination.

The examination consists of a physical and neurological assessment which will include a range of motion assessment, muscle testing, bi-lateral scale assessment and other simple procedures such as x-rays, if necessary. This information will help us customise the right solution for your health condition.

Your first consultation with one of our chiropractor will last about an hour. Rarely, do we begin treatment on the first visit. If you are in pain, then we will apply an ice or gel pack. Interferential therapy may be applied only if we feel it is absolutely necessary. On your way out, you will be given some additional reading material and an opportunity to schedule your next visit.

  • Engaging and professional staff. Listened attentively and gave extremely informative and detailed explanations of findings. I feel the clinical pathway will benefit my wellbeing and relieve my symptoms moving into the future.
    -Kevin C.
  • I should have come sooner. So delighted to have met someone who can help manage my back pain.
    -Deirdre O.
  • Very professional and very friendly service.
    -Laura D.
  • The problem I had with my leg is just so much better. Thank you, Richard.
    -Maya
  • Great first impression, gave me hope and informative. Thank you!
    -Elaine M.
  • Receptionist was very helpful and friendly. I was taken on time. I will definitely be back.
    -Ruth H.
  • Great to be seen on time in a professional manner.
    -Chris C.
  • As always Richard was very welcoming and professional. Great to see him again after such a long absence.
    -Mary F.
  • Delighted to have found Pringle Chiropractic, very excited about treatment. First time in 30 years I feel confident I will be helped.
    -Trina C.
  • Very friendly & welcoming. Lovely family atmosphere. I was listened to thoroughly. Dr. Pringle has lots of experience and a wealth of knowledge. I’m sure he will try his best to help me and I’m hopeful I will see results.
    -Jennifer R.

On your oral report of findings visit we explain what we found, how we may be able to help you and your available options. You are requested to bring a concerned person like your partner or spouse. As our approach is different two heads are always better than one.

After you review a short video you will be given a complete explanation of your medical condition based on the assessments completed during the first visit. If X-rays were taken, we will also show them to you and point out problem areas. You are the only one that can promote objective change so we feel iy is important that you see for yourself the problems and fully understand the roll each of us must play in long term correction

Dr Paul Pringle will then review four different options with you:
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  • Chiropractic is not for everyone – We believe chiropractic healing is not for everyone so we wouldn’t want you to waste time and money over unnecessary treatment. If we don’t think we can help, we will let you know right away. We never accept anyone that would be better served seeing someone else! – We have an extensive and trusted referral base.
  • Symptomatic Relief Care – Use our office and expertise for symptomatic relief care, although this won’t correct your condition.
  • Corrective Care – This gives the muscles and other soft tissues time to improve and improved mobility time to stabilize. NB: This must be done while your are feeling good.
  • Maintenance or Wellness Program – We give suggestions but let you decide on your own schedule of care.

Please allow around 45 minutes for the Report of Findings and first adjustment.

Although these visits are short (20 to 30 minutes), each visit is extremely important to avoid a relapse. Once you enter, you will be asked to do a bilateral scales test. This report is handed over at the front desk and the result is recorded on the travel card. Next, you will be given a leather clipboard along with your travel card and a corresponding table number. We normally attend to four patients at the same time, in a comfortable and open adjustment room. Your table number will indicate which table is assigned to you.

Once you are ready, your doctor will do a Deerfield leg check and block (pelvic wedges) accordingly, checking for sensitivity and mobility. The doctor will leave you for a few minutes to allow the blocks to do their job, then will return to adjust you with the Arthostim, VibraCusser and Activator instruments. If you’re worried about pain, don’t be. These instruments are totally painless so you have no need to worry.

After your adjustment you may be asked to lie supine on the bench so Dr Pringle can do some muscle testing, assess your extremities, and adjust you where needed. He may even do cranial work for 2-3 minutes at this stage. Once he re-checks your balance scales test, you are free to leave until your next visit. You may also be given some brochures or advice handouts as needed. It’s as simple as that! Exercises will follow at a later stage of your care, usually not at first.

Take the First Step

Contact our team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon!
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