If I am a patient of Dr. Belinda’s but want to see her for a follow-up at another location, do I need to book an initial appointment?
If you have seen Dr. Belinda within the the last 12 months you do not need to book an initial. However, you may be required to fill in another intake form specific to the clinic.
How much does an initial and follow-up appointment cost?
Prices vary between clinics and for type and length of appointment.
Private room within Philosophy Fitness
Initial (45-60min): $125
Follow-up (20min): $70
Follow-up (30min): $85
Initial (45-60min): $135
Follow-up (30min): $90
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on assessing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system. With a comprehensive evaluation that includes a combination of history taking, palpation, functional, sensory, motor and reflex testing, Dr. Belinda will not only strive to find the source of the symptoms, but the cause as well.
She is a function-forward Chiropractor, which means she will assess your limitations and treat the joint and neuromuscular imbalances in your body so that you are able to do the things you love. Dr. Belinda believes movement is the key to health, and she is here to help you get there through a combination of soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, and chiropractic adjustments.
What is a chiropractic adjustment and why does it sometimes make it a “cracking” or “popping” noise?
The most common method of treatment is the chiropractic adjustment. This procedure can be administered manually or with a tool; Dr. Belinda administers her adjustments manually. She will place her hands on the joint, manipulate it so that it is at end range, and then administer a controlled but quick thrust, often timed with your breathing.
A “cavitation” or a “popping” noise may or may not accompany the adjustment. Although the sound may be loud and scary to hear, it is simply the release of gaseous elements from a tight fluid filled joint and is not harmful in any way. A cavitation is not an indication of a successful adjustment, rather it is a possible benign effect of the technique.
The goal of the adjustment is to create movement and improve the body’s function by optimizing joint health and subsequently, the muscles surrounding the joint . This will help not only reduce symptoms, but promote long term health.