Chiropractic | Physiotherapy | Acupuncture | Massage

The following is a list of some things that you can do as a patient to make your experience at Able Body Health Clinic more effective, efficient and comfortable. *Note*, none of these tips for new patients are required in order to receive care at the clinic. These are simply things that patients in the past have expressed would have optimized their health care experience.

Prepare the paperwork in advance

New patient paperwork

The paperwork that new patients must fill out before seeing a chiropractor, acupuncturist, or massage therapist at Able Body is available online here. By printing the forms and filling them out at home you can gather any required medical information and complete the paperwork at your convenience. In addition, filling out paperwork at home can speed-up the time it takes you to see a health care professional once at the clinic.


Bring the right gear/clothing to the clinic

Appropriate patient attireMany patients find that they are more comfortable in their own clothing than in a clinic gown during an examination. The health professionals at Able Body will often want to examine your neck or back as part of a complete new patient exam. Thus, bringing or wearing a tank-top, sports-bra, or a loose, open-necked top can help new patients avoid having to wear a clinic gown. In addition, if your complaint is below your waist, there is a good chance that a doctor will want to examine your hips, knees and/or ankles. As such, bringing or wearing shorts can also help avoid having to wear a clinic gown.

Know your insurance

Health care insuranceMany private and employee health benefit plans offer coverage of the health services available at Able Body. Many of your insurance claims can be done directly and electronically at the clinic. Some insurance companies require payment by the patient at the clinic and subsequent reimbursement. By knowing which insurance company you are covered under and which services they cover, the administrators at Able Body can tell you how to most efficiently and conveniently make use of that coverage and minimize your out-of-pocket health care expenses. To optimize the use of your insurance, make sure you have your insurance card/numbers with you when you visit the clinic for the first time.