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Going in for an Appointment? Here's What to Wear to the Chiropractor

Posted by Dr. Serge Lanoue on 3 June 2020
Going in for an Appointment? Here's What to Wear to the Chiropractor

For first time patients, the question of what to wear to a chiropractic appointment often comes up. While we have a few tips, the number one rule is that a visit to the chiropractor should leave you feeling comfortable and relaxed; and that includes the clothing you choose.

First Thing's First You Won't Need to Get Undressed

Before we get into what you should wear to the chiropractor, we need to address this frequently asked question. For most routine chiropractic appointments, you won't need to remove any clothing. As long as nothing you're wearing is impeding your adjustments, your chiropractor should be able to perform them fully clothed. For ladies, this means that you can keep your bra on as long as you're comfortable, without having to worry about it getting in the way.

Thin, Stretchy Fabrics Work Best

While we've established that you can leave your clothing on during a chiropractic adjustment, there are still some dos and don'ts. Especially during an initial visit, your chiropractor will need to feel out any problem areas in order to determine the best action plan and begin adjusting. To make this easy on them, you'll want to avoid heavy, bulky items such as sweatshirts and jeans, and swap them out for something thin and stretchy, like activewear, a tee-shirt or a light sweater. These clothing items can be tight or loose, as long as they're not restrictive in any way.

The Fewer Layers, the Better

Yes, Ontario winters can be absolutely brutal at times, but during a trip to the chiropractor, you'll want to make sure you're able to lie down before getting up on the table. This tip goes hand-in-hand with the last; anything that gets between the area being worked and your chiropractor can make it more difficult for them to do their job during your appointment.

Choose Shorts and Pants Over Skirts and Dresses

As part of your chiropractic adjustment, you may be asked to take various positions. In order to ensure that you are fully comfortable at all times, you'll want to consider leaving your skirt or dress back at the office and wearing something that allows you to move freely during your appointment.

Avoid Wearing Jewelry or Accessories

Bracelets, necklaces, watches, belts, and even hats are best avoided at the chiropractic clinic. Practices such as manual adjustments can have you moving around on the table, meaning that these items can easily get tangled in your hair or clothing. Depending on the area being worked, jewelry and accessories can get in the way of certain adjustments or can accidentally cause you pain from getting snagged. Aside from that, certain chiropractic appointments also require x-rays, and in order to carry them out safely, any metal accessories will need to be removed.

Leave the Heels and Dress Shoes Behind

When it comes to your chiropractic adjustment, comfort is key. This means you should ditch your heels or dress shoes at the office, opting instead for a comfy pair of running shoes or casual shoes that make it easier to hop up on the table.

Still unsure of what to wear to the chiropractor? Just remember to choose something thin, comfortable, and easy to manipulate, leaving anything that can get in the way behind.

And don't worry, your chiropractor will go over everything you need to know during your first visit or initial consultation.

Dr. Lanoue makes chiropractic comfortable. Schedule your appointment or give our chiropractic clinic in Mississauga a call to get started.

Dr. Serge LanoueAuthor:Dr. Serge Lanoue
About: Since 1990, Mississauga chiropractor Dr. Serge Lanoue has been helping patients feel better through time-tested chiropractic techniques. Dr. Lanoue and his team have worked with patients on a number of physical issues from back pain to rheumatoid arthritis to tennis elbow to migraines. Our patients are looking to live healthier lifestyles without relying so much on prescriptions or surgeries to heal injuries. Chiropractic therapy is a more natural treatment option.
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