Sault Chiropractors


receptionWhat to Expect on Your First Visit

When you first walk through our doors, you can expect to be welcomed by a staff member who cares about your well-being. Your first visit should be informative, relaxing, and comfortable.

1) Patient Information Form - save time and download it today

In order to provide you with the highest quality of care, you will be asked to complete a confidential patient and health history forms. This step provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. You can fill this form out at our office or download the patient forms below, and complete it in the comfort of home so you can save yourself some time on the day of your first appointment.



2) Bring any previous X-rays or reports- medical or chiropractic

If you have had any x- ray/MRI/CT imaging performed and you have a copy of the report or X-ray disc, please bring it in with you.  The chiropractor would like to review the information with you.  If the reports are unavailable on the first visit, we can access them, with your written consent, through your medical doctor or the facility in which they were taken.

room23) Initial Consultation

Dr. Tridico or Dr. Dumanski will meet with you to discuss your health problems, concerns and potential treatment options. The more we know about you, your health history and your current condition, the better we can help you restore your quality of life. 

room14) Physical Examination

In order to feel more comfortable, you may wish to wear loose fitting clothes or dress as you would to go to the gym. Patient gowns are available if we need to use them.
We will conduct a thorough physical examination which will concentrate on the joints, nerves, and muscles of your body. The examination involves testing your reflexes, range of motion, muscle strength and other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations.
Based on the findings, we will decide whether any additional investigations are necessary. (These may include x-rays, etc.)

5) Treatment Begins

Treatment will be initiated once the examination is complete and the diagnosis is communicated with you.  
Treatment involves gentle “hands-on” approach and may include some of all of the following:  joint manipulation, joint mobilization, soft tissue/muscle therapy, acupuncture, traction, electric stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, ice and heat application, stretching and strengthening.  

6) Personalized Care Recommendations and Next Steps

You will receive specific recommendations about what you can do to help yourself at home until your next visit.  This may include exercise handouts, stretching handouts, proper sleeping positions, nutritional supplements, etc.