What To Wear to the Chiropractor?
You’ve booked your first chiropractic appointment, but now you are wondering what to wear to the chiropractor. This can be especially difficult for women. It is a good idea to call the office to book your chiropractic appointment and ask them if they have any suggestions. You may need specific clothing depending on the type of chiropractic treatment you are receiving.
Although chiropractors can generally work with patients in many different clothes, here are some excellent tips.
What to wear to a Chiropractic visit
Some general guidelines will help you decide what to wear to your chiropractor appointments. Comfortable clothes are essential. It’s a good idea to wear stretchy or loose clothing. You will need clothing that allows your body to twist if you receive chiropractic adjustments. Your chiropractor will also need to access those areas if you receive instrument-assisted treatment.
What to wear
- Wear loose-fitting clothes
- Flats or sneakers
- Thin fabrics
- Stretchy fabric (leggings, yoga pants)
- Gym shorts
- Pants or shorts
What to Avoid Wearing
- Tight clothing
- Skirts and dresses
- High heels
- Shape-wear or pantyhose
- Work boots
- A suit jacket or tie
- Tight belts
- Too Many Layers
- Bulky clothing
- Delicate fabrics
You will start to feel more confident about what you wear after your first visit to the chiropractor. Jeans are acceptable, but you might feel uncomfortable wearing them. You may prefer to wear workout clothes. It all comes down to what you like and what your chiropractor recommends for your treatment.
Do I have to undress at the chiropractors?
Many people are unsure if they will have to remove their clothes when at the chiropractors. However, it is possible to remain clothed entirely and feel comfortable while still receiving chiropractic care.
Many women wonder whether they can take their bras to the chiropractor. You can. It doesn’t interfere with chiropractic treatment in any way.
Some ancillary services like massage therapy may require removing some of your clothing. However, a basic chiropractic visit won’t.
What not to Wear to the chiropractor
Ladies, bring your change of clothes if going to the chiropractor after work. The doctor may ask you to lie down in specific positions. Sometimes, they may also adjust your knees and legs, so you’ll want to stay covered.
Can I wear Jeans to the chiropractor?
While loose-fitting jeans are not usually a problem for chiropractors, anything that will restrict movement will be a problem. Chiropractic care is designed to align your spine and stabilize your pelvis. It also addresses any pain you may be experiencing. A chiropractor may not reach the full range of motion required to achieve this goal if your jeans are too tight.
What Shoes Should I Wear to the Chiropractor’s Office?
It is essential to wear the correct shoes. Sneakers or sturdy flats work well but avoid heels and any shoes that slip off your feet. If you wear heels or any other formal shoes, you can take them off during your visit.
Patients can go to the chiropractor barefoot. This is not unusual and will not cause any discomfort. Many people prefer to have their chiropractors adjust them while barefoot.
What about jewelry and accessories?
Be aware that the chiropractor will require you to bend and twist your body. For example, it may be necessary to lie on your back or face down on a table.
You don’t want any jewelry or accessories to get caught on equipment, in your hair, or elsewhere. It would be best if you left hoop earrings and necklaces at home. This is also true for glasses.
Patients often visit the chiropractor after work or on weekends. It is common for patients to bring jewelry with them. Glasses wearers can’t leave their glasses at home. Ask your chiropractor for a safe place for storage once you are in the exam room.
When coming straight from work
Many patients visit the chiropractor right after work. This requires more formal attire. We know that not everyone can change their clothes before leaving the office. Although adjustments can be made if you’re wearing work clothes, chiropractors can usually make the necessary adjustments. Here are some guidelines.
Remove tight belts, ties, and suit jackets. Avoid wearing dresses and skirts. For the duration of your appointment, take off any jewelry that you have worn to work. You may also want to bring a pair of shoes with you that you can use at the appointment.
How to Dress for a Chiropractor Appointment
These guidelines will help you look your best for your chiropractic appointment while wearing comfortable clothes.
Stretchy clothing such as yoga pants, leggings, or sweat pants with lots of movement is a good option. A top that is not too loose but not too restrictive should be worn. Stretchiness is your friend. You can wear slip-on or running shoes. Be prepared to remove your jewelry. It is a good idea to tie your hair, as it can hinder your ability to move around the chiropractor’s table.
It’s a good rule of thumb to avoid wearing what you wouldn’t wear to the gym.
We hope you found this helpful and that it helped you decide what to wear to the chiropractor. Of course, you can always contact your chiropractor if you have any questions about your first visit to a chiropractic clinic. Spine Pro Chiropractic is happy to serve all of our patients. Call us today to schedule an appointment.