When you are looking for a family chiropractic practice, you must consider many different factors. It is hard to compare chiropractors because there are so many practice philosophies and different techniques that chiropractors may use. It may be a good idea to start out your search by asking a physical therapist or primary care physician for a recommendation. Other sources of recommendations may be your neighbours, friends or coworkers.
Once you have collected several recommendations, it is a good idea to have an initial conversation with your potential family chiropractic clinic. This will give you a chance to get basic information about the practice, like their policies, how they charge and take insurance, if they offer any discounts, and the average wait time before appointments. When you speak directly to the chiropractor who would oversee your care, you want to find out different information:
• Do you feel comfortable with the chiropractor?
• Does the chiropractor answer your questions?
• Are the chiropractor and the rest of the staff friendly and polite?
• How many years of experience do they have?
• Do they have any specialties? Does this match up to your family chiropractic needs?
It may not be possible to take your whole family to these initial interactions, but it is important that you find a family chiropractic care provider who will work for your whole family. This may mean that you all see the same chiropractor, or it may also mean that you all receive chiropractic care in the same practice, but have different care providers.