Whale Family Chiropractic

Do More of What You Love

Helping to Heal in Two Communities

Port Hope, ON
23 Queen St.

Millbrook, ON
21 King St., E.

Give Us A Call

Port Hope, ON

905-885-7460

Millbrook, ON

705-932-7787

Getting Started is Easy

Reception

Getting started is as easy as picking up the phone and calling for an appointment. One of our friendly staff will be happy to serve you and make sure that all of your questions are answered.

You are always in charge of your care in our office. We want you to be completely comfortable with your chiropractic experience. This is not an office where you just do as you are told. We are here to serve you and we need to work together to achieve your goals.

If you are ever unsure about something please ask. We want to make sure that you know exactly what is happening, and exactly what to expect.

Book An Appointment

Calendar

For your initial appointment, we offer both morning and afternoon time slots. We have specific times that we do our initial consultation and examination. This is necessary because more time is required. We want to make sure that we have enough time to get a complete understanding of your current state of health and your health goals. We need to make sure that you are in the right place to get the care you need. We will be able to tell how we can help, or if we don't think we can help, we will try to point you in the right direction to someone who can.

What Will Happen

Be prepared to spend about an hour for your initial appointment. The following will be the sequence of events during your time with us.

Paperwork

Paperwork

Paperwork is one of those things in life that is time consuming and not much fun to do, but a valuable necessity. We collect information about your current health concerns, past health issues, family health history, and current lifestyle habits and stressors. Our health is dependent on all aspects of our being, not just an ache or pain. We look at the whole picture so that we can get to the cause of the problem and not just deal with the symptoms.

New Patients: Health History Form

If you are coming in for the first time and would like to speed up your first visit, CLICK HERE to print off and complete your Health History Form in advance.

Parents: Children's Health History Form

Parents, if you are bringing your child in for the first time and would like to speed up the first visit, CLICK HERE to print off and complete their Health History Form in advance.

Consultation

Consultation

After the doctor has reviewed your paperwork and you have reviewed some introductory material about what we do, you and the doctor will sit down and discuss your health. This is where you can share with us specifics of what you are currently wanting to achieve. It is also the time when the doctor will explain our approach to healing. If there is anything we don't make clear, please just ask! We want you to understand everything about what we are doing. This is the best way to get the best results.

Examination

Examination

The examination will involve a variety of tests. You do not have to undress but it helps if you wear lose clothing like track pants and t-shirt. All of the tests performed by the chiropractor are to assess the function of your nervous system. We don't have to do every test on each patient; we will do the most important tests for your specific situation. The main tests are palpation and muscle testing. With palpation, we are feeling the tissues along the spine and noting the areas where muscles are too tight or too weak. With muscle testing we are challenging the muscles in your arms and legs and determining which ones are strong and which are weak. All of these tests are essential to determining how well you are functioning right now, and then we will be able to measure how much improvement is taking place during care.

Further Tests

X-rays

X-rays are one test that we do not do in our office. If we feel it is important to get some x-rays we will let you know. We use a facility in Port Hope for our x-rays and you can usually get in the next day. X-rays can be very valuable in determining how severe the damage is and that will help us to understand how long it will take to restore your health back to fully functioning again.

Method of Payment

You can pay your account using cash, cheque, credit card, or debit.

Are You Ready to Start?

If you still have questions before booking your appointment please give us a call or send us an e-mail to whale@bellnet.ca. We will answer as best we can. If you are ready to get started then pick-up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to bringing more health into your life.