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Your First Visit

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

Upon entering the office, you will be greeted by one of our friendly chiropractic assistants. We will provide you with a history form to fill out. This form will provide us with thorough information about your health. Upon completion of our required forms one of our chiropractic assistants will give you a tour of our office and direct you to our Consultation & Examination room. We are dedicated to providing you with excellent service, please allot 45 minutes for your first visit.

Consultation & Examination

The chiropractor will ask you specific questions related to your health and/or your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine where your spine and nervous system are being compromised and to what extent.

Computerized Scan of your Nervous System (Subluxation Station)

Our purpose for administering these scans is to detect and pinpoint abnormal function in the spine and nervous system, which cannot be seen on x-ray. Abnormal spinal function causes abnormal nervous system disturbance. The two standard tests will measure:

  1. EMG – the amount of electrical current to muscles and
  2. Thermography – skin temperature along the spine.


Should the Doctor require X-rays, we will have you visit Pureform Radiology (3 minutes away on 130th ave SE) and they will automatically upload your images directly to our database. This is covered by Alberta Health Services.


Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, you will be scheduled to meet with the Doctor to thoroughly review his findings. Patients will generally be provided with their first adjustment following this report of findings. In most cases you will be scheduled for this report of findings during your follow-up visit, however if you are in an emergency situation, the Doctor may adjust you directly after your initial exam.

The Report of Findings

The purpose of this appointment is to better educate people about health care, your nervous system and the benefits of chiropractic care. It is vital that you take an active role in your health.  At this appointment, you will be presented with a complete report of findings, including a review of history, scans, x-rays and proposed protocol. Wellness options for your health will also be discussed during this time.  Everyone is welcome, so please bring your significant other to this appointment.

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Douglasdale Family Chiropractic | (403) 279-2229