Your first visit
When you come for your first appointment we will start with a discussion about you, your health and your reasons for asking for chiropractic help. You will be asked for a great deal of information, not just about the pain or complaint that may have brought you, but about your past health history. Some of the questions may appear irrelevant, but they are extremely important to your chiropractor.
Your details are confidential. No one else will be allowed to see your notes without your permission.
Once your case history is complete, we will carry out some tests to confirm any early ideas about your problem. The examination will concentrate on your neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints), but it may also be necessary to check other things such as your heart, lungs and abdomen to rule out other causes.
Report of findings
The next step is to explain what we have found and the conclusions we have drawn. We will also explain the plan of management and give any advice on things you can go to help yourself.
After the initial consultation, examination and report of findings it is time for the treatment. This will be explained as we go but will involve manipulation and soft tissue work.
If we feel that chiropractic treatment is not suitable for your condition we will advise on where to go. Also on occasions we may feel it necessary to refer for further investigation before we commence the treatment, so don’t be disappointed if we don’t treat you on the first visit.
If you are not sure if Chiropractic is for you then we offer a free screen, a 20 minute introduction to chiropractic. It is a chat about your symptoms and a basic assessment to give us an idea of whether we can help. Please note this does not include treatment.