22 William Street West Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1N1

The Process

A Relationship That Can Go The Distance

The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better your results will be. Successful patient relationships start with listening to each other and working together.

Preparing For Your Visit Makes Everything Easier.

We have our Health History & Patient Consent forms here for you to fill out prior to coming into the office. This can be done electronically or printed & filled out. Please note that forms are also available in-clinic, please arrive with extra time when filling out in-clinic.


Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for easy movement. Remove jewellery or accessories that may impede treatment.

Expect to be here for 45 minutes, providing your intake forms have been completed in advance.

Our office uses on-site digital x-ray imaging. This valuable information can show us what is going on underneath the surface, as advanced osteoarthritis, spinal trauma, variations in vertebral shape, and old injuries may not painful; but affect can safety – and thus are critical in our clinical decision making. Our doctors decide whether x-rays are needed. With current technology, the risk of radiation from a single set of spinal x-rays is extremely low.

There are multiple factors that affect the length and frequency of initial care. These include: your personal health goals, the cause of your concern, and whether it is acute, chronic, or based on poor quality of life. Our experience is that once people experience the benefits of Chiropractic adjustments, with increased mobility, and attaining a higher health potential, they frequently choose to stay with us and continue care over the long term.

Yes, Chiropractors are licensed to diagnose and manage conditions related to the spine, the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Conditions outside of this scope are referred to an appropriate health provider.

Every insurance policy is different. Check with your specific company plan. The good news is that almost all companies cover Chiropractic. We do not direct bill, however, and you will receive a receipt to submit.

Chiropractic is safe and effective in assisting with natural drug-free relief from discomfort that may arise in all stages of pregnancy and beyond. Studies show that relief from back pain and increasing the likelihood of proper fetal positioning are measured outcomes. Mom adjustments are gentle and comfortable. JMPT 2014; 37(6):424-432

No, children’s adjustments are different, but they have the same goal. The adjustment is customized based on the individual.

A Breakdown of Our Process

Your First Appointment

We want you to feel secure knowing you’re in good hands with us at Smith Falls Family Chiropractic. First time patients must fill out intake forms, available here or in-person on the day of your appointment. During this appointment we will complete a Pre-Care Consultation where we will discuss your health goals and determine if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care. We will then complete a thorough examination to get the core of your pain, problems, or concerns.

Your Second Appointment

During this appointment, we present our report findings and recommendations for your care based on the information provided or gathered during your first appointment. We will provide our recommendations to help you optimize your health.

Your second visit may be on the same day or within a few days of your first visit. This 2-appointment approach allows the following:

Regular Visits

After investing time in your initial and second visits, some patients may worry that every subsequent visit will require the same amount of time.

In short, this is not the case. A typical visit often only takes a few focused minutes. However, please don’t underestimate the value of these brief visits! With the foundation established, we can efficiently assess the condition of your spine and nervous system, make necessary adjustments, and send you on your way.

Similar to a consistent workout routine at the gym, each visit builds upon the previous ones. Skipping a visit can disrupt the momentum needed to achieve the desired changes.

We understand the importance of your time and strive to minimize any impact on your busy schedule. We make every effort to run on schedule and ensure your visit is as efficient as possible.

Stop Hurting, Start Living.

Optimizing Your Health Is Our Ultimate Goal!