What to Expect

When you book your first appointment you will receive a health history form to fill out. This helps provide us with an understanding of what is happening, and your goals for treatment.  

During your first appointment, we will go through this health history together in greater detail, along with the reason for your visit. From here, we will talk about what treatment actually entails (don't worry - more details will be on that below), and you will be able to ask any questions you have. This is done to create a baseline for future reference, but also for us to ensure that you are safe to receive treatment. 

Treatment is done fully dressed, so we recommend wearing clothing you can move in easily. Dress pants, skirts, dresses and button down shirts are not recommended. Athletic wear, leggings, shorts, t-shirts are all great options. As it is a manual therapy, it is done hands-on. You may be asked to move yourself, or we may just have you relax while we use your arms and legs as levers, or work with our hands directly on different areas . Positions include seated, laying on your back or stomach, or on your side. If you are unable to move as asked - just let us know! Treatment can be modified at any time to fit your restrictions. 

Post-treatment, go for a walk and drink lots of water. We do not recommend exercising or strenuous work as your body needs this time to take on the changes which were made during treatment. You may notice that you are sore for a day or two, or you may not feel much at all. On your next visit, we'll ask about this so we can use it to plan the dosage appropriately to your body's needs. 

Finally - we ask that you be patient. If you have been living with symptoms/pain for a while, it will not resolve overnight (as much as we wish it did), and sometimes may even seem to be getting worse before it gets better. This can be a normal part of the process and shows that we are making change, which is the goal.  

A female in white tunic is treating a patient who is laying on their stomach. One of the practitioners hands are on the patient's lower back, while the other brings the patient's closest leg away from their body.