New Patients Welcome
What To Expect
When you call or come into Awakened Life Chiropractic and Wellness Centre you will be greeted by a friendly smile and a warm welcome by Paula or Heather. After getting oriented with the office, you will then be introduced to Dr. Mike Coulas. There will be some initial paperwork to fill out and if you would like you can fill it out before coming in to the office. Or, we have lots of copies here, if you prefer!
Our Approach and 5 Step Process
We make it easy for you.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The purpose of the consultation is for Dr. Mike to get familiar with your health history and your current health concerns and goals. After a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mike will determine what type of care would help you best. Often, Dr. Mike will recommend a chiropractic assessment, an acupuncture assessment, or some energy healing techniques.
Step 2: The Chiropractic Assessment
The purpose of the chiropractic assessment is to determine what areas of your spine may be affecting the flow of nerve energy through your body, since your nerve system controls everything in your body, and blockage can affect your health in many different ways. With Dr. Mike’s training, he can understand the cause of many different health challenges that may be rooted in pressure on your spine and nerve system. The cause of this pressure is often stress and trauma. Dr. Mike will also talk to you about your history and your chief complaints. He will then preform a detailed posture, range of motion, neurological, and spinal palpitation exam. He may determine that certain X-rays would be beneficial to determine how to adjust your spine to improve nerve flow, and also determine a prognosis of spinal correction and symptomatic relief.
The initial appointment takes about 30 minutes. If X-rays are necessary, they can be taken at a clinic across the street, and are covered by OHIP.
Step 3: Report of Findings
On your second visit, Dr. Mike will compile the information from the initial visit and any X-ray results. Based on this combined information, Dr. Mike will determine what course of care would be best recommended for the patient. The patient will have an opportunity to learn more about the benefits and risks of the recommended course of care, and give their informed consent to participate in their journey to improved health and wellness. On this visit we will start with chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, energy healing, or a combination of these tools. This visit may take up to 30 minutes.
Step 4: Best Recommendations for your Health Goals
On this third visit, Dr. Mike will go over the best recommendations for your specific health goals. He will recommend a schedule of care, when progress reports will be given, and the costs involved. Ultimately you will be able to decide on what investments you will want to make in the areas of time, energy, and money. Dr. Mike will also give each patient a folder of information that will show you which areas of the spine are affected and how that is related to your overall health. There will also be tips on how to help your healing, along with daily exercises and stretches that would benefit each patent. On this visit he will continue with your course of adjustments, or which ever combination is decided would be best for each patient. This visit may take up to 30 minutes.
Step 5: Your Care Going Forward
Your on-going regular visits will not take as long as the first three visits, unless there is a new change in your health that needs to be examined.
What Others Are Saying About Dr. Mike Coulas
“Dr. Coulas is amazing at listening to your individual concerns and has a genuine care for your overall well being.”
“I have felt so much better after seeing Dr. Coulas! He has a great passion and belief in what he does and that is reflected in his knowledge and his ability to help people and keep the power going.”