NEW PATIENTS

WHAT TO EXPECT

Your first visit with your chiropractor will involve an assessment of your health history and physical condition.  This visit tends to be a bit longer than a typical visit and you should expect to be in the office for 45-60 mins.

Initial Assessment Visit:


Our doctors want to hear from you! Many problems can be diagnosed from a thorough history taking and as the patient tells his or her story.  Make sure to tell your chiropractor about your previous medical conditions and current symptoms so they can best identify the root cause of your symptoms.

Thorough History:

Comprehensive Exam:

In addition to understanding your health history, it is important to evaluate your body’s current physical state through a comprehensive and focused physical exam that will help best diagnose the root cause of your problem.  This exam may involve range of motion tests, postural assessments, gait assessments, neurological exams and orthopedic tests, and more.

Report of Findings

Following your thorough exam, your Chiropractor will review your results and explain what they have determined to be the root cause of your symptoms.  This is also a time to ask questions and voice any of your concerns to your chiropractor.  Our chiropractors will give you a recommendation for a tailored treatment plan to best reach your health and wellness goals.  At Unity Spine and Health, we believe that we are your partners in your care and as such we will always ask for your consent before we treat you.

Treatment (if applicable):

You can expect a treatment if deemed appropriate and safe in your individual case.  Treatments may involve manual therapy or home exercises and advice, based on your custom-tailored treatment plan.

Follow Up Visits:

Follow up visits are typically 30 mins in duration.  In that time your chiropractor will perform various treatments based on your initial assessment.  These treatments can involve manual muscle release therapy, chiropractic adjustment, 

stretching and exercise prescription. To learn more, visit our service page. Your chiropractor will also help educate and give you advice on your condition to provide the most optimal condition for your recovery.  Be involved in your care and give your chiropractor feedback about your health and treatment progress!

 

FAQ

Q: What is the Queen's General Bursary Fund?


The Queen's Bursary fund is a non-repayable grant available to students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need. The Queen's General Bursary is a non-repayable grant available to students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need. Essentially, what the general bursary program does is calculate a student's standard costs (tuition, fees, books, supplies, living expenses, groceries, etc.) and their resources (OSAP, other forms of government assistance, etc.) and tries to supplement the difference. It basically works the same as OSAP does. The General Bursary program acknowledges that they do not meet all of the needs but if they have a student access guarantee they will have to meet that need The Student Access Guarantee is a partnership between Queen’s University and the Government of Ontario to ensure that no qualified Ontario student should be prevented from attending the University because of a lack of financial support.Under the SAG, Queen’s ensures students are able to receive enough aid to cover their educational costs (tuition, compulsory fees, books and supplies) when these are above the usual range of costs covered by OSAP.




Q: How will donating to the General Bursary help?


This is fairly simple. The more funds they get– the more they are able to give! The University receives funds and distributes it throughout the eligible students. Due to the student access guarantee, they must do their best to meet the needs of those students. However, not only are students receiving less money through OSAP, the University is also receiving less money from tuition. The 10% tuition decrease will cost Queen's University $31,400,000. This means there is less money available for the bursary program. Any donation helps. The need of the student will reduce slightly with tuition but increase much more with the OSAP reduction. There is a big misconception that the Queen's administration always gets to choose what they put their donations and funds towards. In fact, most donations are conditional. If someone chooses to donate their money to a specific fund, their donation has to be spent towards what the fund was set up to do. For example, if Mr. Smith donates $10,000,000 for the construction of Mitchel Hall, Queen's cannot spend even a $1 on mental health, or to student assistance. The fund set up for SFS is for students in need of financial assistance– meaning 100% of it will go towards that– not a cent less.




Q: How many students at Queen's rely on OSAP


We are very fortunate to have the lowest population of students that are reliant on OSAP compared to our total population. By reliant, we mean students whose parents make less than $50,000/year and (formerly) have 100% of their costs covered by OSAP in grants. This means that we are in a much better situation than most schools– we have the ability to help. *note: many students are still "reliant" on OSAP even if they were not fully covered by it In addition to students who formerly had their tuition 100% paid by OSAP grants, there are thousands of more students who don't meet the criteria but are still desperately in need of financial assistance (example/ students whose parents do not support them).




Q: How much of my donation will go directly to Queen's students in need?


100% of your donation goes directly to Queen's students. $0 go to administrative costs. The specific bursary program SFS is using goes to Queen's students who are from Ontario.