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Your First Visit

X-Ray Screening

Pregnant women or children below 6 are NOT required to have an X-Ray. The Gonstead practice require our patients to have a full spine X-Ray taken for the first treatment. Usually upon contacting us, we would provide you an X-Ray letter so you can bring it to the hospital or clinic to have the X-Ray screened as we currently do not have an X-Ray machine in our centre.


You will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History & Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-Ray Studies

The Gonstead practice require patients take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

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