When you meet us for the first time, we will start the consultation with a discussion about you, your health and your reasons for seeking chiropractic care. Your details are completely confidential. No one else will be allowed to see your notes without your permission.
Please don’t be surprised that we will ask you for a great deal of information at that initial session, not just about the pain or complaint that may have brought you to the clinic, but also about your past health history.
Some of the questions may appear irrelevant, but they are extremely important to your chiropractor. To ensure that chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition, we will need to establish your overall health picture and if chiropractic appears not to be suitable for you, we will refer you to your GP or relevant specialist.
The detailed review will be followed by an examination during which we will carry out various chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurologic tests. A ‘Selective Functional Movement Assessment’ (SFMA) will also be performed to assess the body’s abilities and any limiting factors in reaching full potential.
The chiropractor will also advise you if any type of diagnostic imaging, laboratory or other diagnostic tests are necessary to complete your examination. Your examination results will be studied and then reported to you. An appropriate treatment plan to achieve your health objectives will then be discussed and recommended to you.
On subsequent visits
With a lot of chiropractic care, the spinal dysfunction and muscle pain is unlikely to clear within one session.
You will be advised on the appropriate care schedule for your individual care based on severity and duration as well as several other factors.
Those returning for chiropractic care are advised to wear shorts and a light T-shirt in order to enable us to provide a full assessment and effective treatment.