Receive a Complementary spinal assessment
This appointment gives you the opportunity to briefly discuss your case with one of our chiropractors to get his or her opinion on whether you are a suitable candidate for chiropractic care without incurring any expense or obligation. Whilst the chiropractor may perform a few tests to allow him or her to form an opinion, this is not a full consultation or examination which must be performed prior to making a working diagnosis or commencing care.
Consultation and examination
The Chiropractor will ask you detailed questions about you and your complaint, as well as some relevant questions about your medical history before doing a thorough examination. This will typically include neurological (nerve), orthopaedic and chiropractic tests and a postural scan. Occasionally X-rays or even MRI scans may also be required.
Report of Findings
During your second visit your chiropractor will discuss their findings, and give you a full verbal and written report. This is likely to include any scan taken. A specific schedule of care will be recommended, designed specially for you to get the best results.
Our chiropractic care typically follows three stages, each building on the previous phase.
This is where most patients begin care. This level of care is designed to stabilize your spine and to begin to improve its function as quickly as possible. When beginning care, adjustments are relatively frequent to maximise their effect and try to decrease the most obvious symptoms.
This stage involves continuing adjustments on a slightly less frequent basis to return the function of your spine, as near as possible, to “normal”. Generally the longer your spine has been working incorrectly, the longer it will take to change. Focus is on strengthening your muscles and trying to get your joints moving as well as possible.
Maintenance and Wellness Care
At its simplest, the key to wellness is to eat well, move well and think well. The most essential part of chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment which aims to improve spinal movement which has been lost, mostly, because of modern lifestyles which do not involve enough movement in many of our joints. Moving all your joints very regularly through exercise has a positive effect in terms of reducing stiffness and aches but also stimulates parts of the brain. We also offer advice and workshops on healthy eating and developing positive thought patterns to help you stay well.
Regular Chiropractic adjustment visits
Your Chiropractor will check your spine and adjust your spine where indicated. We use different chiropractic techniques, to tailor to individual patients and their needs. Each appointment will build upon the last visit to allow for optimal movement and strengthening of the spine.
Following a series of visits, a progress visit will occur. In this visit your chiropractor may repeat some tests they did in the initial appointment to assess for any progress. New recommendations to your care plan may be made.