Your First Visit
Your first appointment with your chiropractor is the Initial Consultation. This is when we investigate your problem to find out how we can help. For your safety, we do this in two parts in order to reduce face to face contact in the clinic.
Part 1: Tele-health
Your chiropractor will call you, typically the day before your appointment. They will take a full history of your complaint and ask you relevant questions about your general health and lifestyle, etc. This will give us a good understanding of how we may be able to help.
Part 2: Face to face visit
When you visit the clinic your chiropractor will complete your assessment by performing an appropriate physical examination. This will include a number of orthopaedic and neurological tests, so they can make observations about your balance, coordination, movement patterns etc.
Please remember to wear loose fitting clothing as we can no longer provide gowns and shorts.
We will discuss our findings with you and with your feedback, will develop a plan of action unique to you. We are here to help you understand your problem and to find a solution which fits you.
If we find that your problem requires further investigation such as imaging (X-ray or MRI) this can be arranged directly.
If chiropractic care is not appropriate for you at this time, we will refer you for appropriate care.
If treatment is appropriate, your chiropractor will obtain your consent before they proceed.
It is often appropriate to start your treatment at the end of your Initial Consultation – at no extra charge.
Your chiropractor may perform a hands-on treatment, adjusting key areas of your body to start the process of getting your body back to normal.
We treat you, as opposed to limiting treatment only to your diagnosis, so all patient management plans vary.