First Visit for Crainosacral Therapy Treatment in New York City

What to Expect From Dr. Alex Kaminsky

If you’re like most people, your first visit with Dr. Alex Kaminsky will also be your first time with a Chiropractor who provides craniosacral therapy at the forefront of his care.   

Dr. Kaminsky’s goal for his patients is complete reversal of your issue(s) in the shortest number of visits. He combines techniques most suitable for your healing process and best results. 

He has a wide range of techniques acquired over many years of continuing post graduate training and practice.

Primary method of care is Craniosacral Therapy, and based on individual need, can be combined with Vagus Nerve tuning (vagal toning), Somato Emotional Release (SER), Myofascial Release, Chiropractic care and other safe and effective modalities.

You can expect professionalism, kindness, compassion, experience, skill and a good bedside manner from Dr. Kaminsky.

New Patient Appointment

During your Initial appointment Dr. Kaminsky will go through the intake paperwork. Your areas of complaint(s) will be evaluated, and the best hands-on course of action will be discussed and agreed upon before starting your session.

You and Dr. Kaminsky will talk about your treatment needs, and if you have a preference on techniques / modalities we will be working with. The full duration of the session will be all hands-on work. No machines or gimmicks are used in the office. Techniques originate from the various treatment and healing methods Dr. Kaminsky is proficient in.

The session will begin once all your questions are answered, and you are ready to get on the table. The focus of care will be based on your comfort.

After the session, there will surely be a therapeutic activity (exercise) recommendation suggested for home care. 

A recommendation on potential follow-ups, your short and long-term healing / health goals, duration and frequency of care needed can be discussed.  

An evaluation of children is very comparable to that of adults but with the parent / guardian present.   One point of importance to understand is that Dr. Kaminsky may need to discuss additional aspects without the child’s presence as he does not like to discuss sensitive topics in front of the kids of cognizant age, not wanting to put any self-limiting ideas in your child’s mind.

In this case, he will always make time later or the next day to speak via telephone about anything left unsaid during the initial visit. This does not change or take away from the same-day care of the child. Everything is always thoroughly explained and discussed. Dr. Kaminsky makes it a point to be in touch and communicate openly with the child and the parents.

Same with adults, all patients are always encouraged to communicate in-office or with call or text after a session. Communications are encouraged, as valuable dialogue is important for the concerted care of the patient. Without question there will be recommendations made for home care, before you leave.

Craniosacral Therapy 

In a Craniosacral therapy session, your system has likely undergone some soft tissue releases and realignment and will now need to process and make physiological corrections, it will need a few days to about one week to become accustomed to this new openness.  Avoid extreme exercise or activities that tax your energy and healing resources as you are recalibrating and self-correcting to a new alignment within your body.  

In the immediate days after treatment, you may temporarily experience unexpected emotions, memories, vivid dreams, mild body soreness, and light nausea. Be aware of your body processing energetically the releases that began during your session. This is temporary and will resolve shortly as you allow this cleansing process to complete itself. 

If it is a young baby or child that has received treatment, remember that their sleeping patterns can change, don’t be alarmed if they take a long nap, or sleep through the night if this isn’t typical.  Like adults they are processing and can also be temporarily fussier and more emotional. Please be patient and feel free to call with any questions.