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First Visit

During your first visit to Jpm, our staff of health professionals will assess your global health, and focus on the complaint that brought you to our office. To help us thoroughly assess your current state of health, please bring all diagnostic images you may have (x-rays MRIs, CT scans, sonograms) and any aids you use, such as glasses, a mouthplate, orthodontics, hearing or orthopedic aids such as soles and so on.

The first visit is divided into three parts:

History and orthopaedic medical examination

A thorough examination of your history can provide your doctor with key information essential to your diagnosis and prognosis of treatment. You will be asked about your previous and current overall health, family history, work and recreational activity. It is very important that you mention any accidents,  trauma or surgeries, even if they occurred a long time ago.

Our health director, a medical surgeon with a specialisation in orthopedics, will collect and supplement your history with further information found during the actual interview. He will review any imaging you bring with you (IRM; TC scans and so on), and might ask for you to perform additional examinations, if necessary.

Starting your clinical record, that will soon be digitalised, the MD will move on to the medical visit and a specific orthopedic examination to assess your present condition.

chiropractic visit

Your chiropractor will then gather your history, orthopedic data and postural examination, examine any prosthetics you normally use,  and will take note of your present situation as well as your lifestyle. The chiropractor will then proceed to a chiropractic examination of the vertebral column, the nervous system and your locomotive system.

Tests performed might include (depending on each case):

  • a postural analysis behind a plumbline or other diagnostic modalities;
  • tracking of tender spots;
  • kinesiologic testing;
  • functional neurological examinations;
  • vertebral subluxation examination
  • locomotive system and motion analysis;
  • specific muscle testing as an assessment of neurological function;
  • Meersseman's test that will help isolate an occlusion problem; 
  • specific analysis using our specific instrumentation that will all help assess your present condition.

 

 

postural examination

After your visit with the Orthopedic MD, you will move on to the postural examination, performed by our Biomedical Engineer. The collected data about your present posture will also help decide on the best therapeutic strategy to address your current condition. These exams assess your spine, your weight bearing and specific neuro dynamic exams that will provide further information about your present state of health.

At the end of the consultation, after answering all your questions, your chiropractor will explain his findings regarding your case, and the approximate number of visits you may require to improve your present state, assuming you need treatment. If your chiropractor were to consider chiropractic care unfit for your case, the visit will be free of charge.