If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, it is normal to have a lot of questions. One that chiropractors often get asked when scheduling is – what should I wear? Though you may not know what to expect, you want to make sure you get the most from your appointment. 

Chiropractors can work with patients wearing all types of clothing. But, there are a few things you may want to take into consideration when choosing your outfit for your appointment so that you are comfortable and that your doctor isn’t limited at all by your attire. 

Wear Comfortable Clothing

As you try to decide what you should wear to your chiropractor appointment, use this rule of thumb: wear comfortable clothing. Depending on your ailments, your doctor may have you moving around a bit. This means that the more loose and comfortable your clothing, the easier it will be to twist and turn. Plus, certain types of treatment require your chiropractor to be able to access certain areas of the body – and loose clothing will help with this, too. 

As for specifics, consider the following. 

What You Should Wear

  • Shorts 
  • Sweatpants
  • Leggings 
  • Yoga pants
  • Gym shorts
  • Loose-fitting t-shirts
  • Sneakers or flats

What You Should Not Wear

  • Dresses or skirts
  • Pantyhose
  • Suit jackets and/or ties
  • Shapewear
  • Layers of clothes
  • Bulky, thick, or stiff fabrics
  • Delicate fabrics

You’ll Keep Your Clothes On

Many people who are new to the practice tend to be under the impression that a trip to the chiropractor means having to get undressed for procedures. This is not the case. When it comes to your chiropractor visit, you can keep your clothes on.

Though keep in mind that your chiropractic office generally offers an array of services, including physical and massage therapy. These may potentially require you to remove clothing,  but this would be discussed first. 

Basic chiropractic care and regular chiropractic adjustments do not require you to get undressed. 

Leave the Jewelry at Home

A visit to the chiropractor means having to be able to move, twist, and turn. You may be bending, laying on your side, or even face-down on your stomach. The more you move around, the more your jewelry and any accessories will have to move with you. 

Excessive jewelry and other accessories can get caught in equipment or can make maneuvering your visit a bit tough. It is best if you leave these at home. Of course, if you are coming from work, then feel free to wear them, but remove them before your encounter with the doctor. 

Those who wear glasses can keep them on, but during the procedures, you may want to remove them and put them in a safe place. 

Elite Performance Chiropractic for All Your Chiropractic Needs

Investing in regular chiropractic care can have a positive impact on your life. Don’t put it off any longer. If you have questions about our services, what to expect, or are seeking an even more detailed explanation of what you should wear, then contact the team of experts at Elite Performance Chiropractic at (312) 573-1800. Or book an appointment online.