Your first visit to the clinic will be 45 minutes. In that time, you will complete a medical questionnaire and watch a video that explains what chiropractic is. The next step will be to change into a medical gown ready for your consultation. The chiropractor will explain everything to you to reassure you of the process. You will need to give us consent to examine you consent to treat you.
Your second visit will involve watching a Video called Your Report of Findings, this is to prepare you to receive the report the Chiropractor will have written to inform you of what is wrong with you, if we can help you, how many treatments you will need and the cost of those treatments.
Every step is explained to you, and you will have something in writing to take home with you.
Chiropractors treat many painful conditions but here are some examples:
- Chronic and Acute Back and neck Pain
- Back with Hip pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Pregnancy Back Pain
- Short term management of Plantar Fasciitis
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the neck and back
- Rotator Cuff Shoulder problems
- Headaches from tension in the neck and shoulders
- Minor Sports Injuries
The type of chiropractic treatment you will receive is dependent on the diagnosis of your complaint. Using our hands, we perform manual spinal adjustments, but we can also use an Activator to the spine, (which is a small hand-held device), use blocks to balance your pelvis or work on the muscles and tissues of the body. We may also advise chiropractic massage, to improve your outcome of success or give diet and nutritional advice. All the options are explained to you on your first visit, and we demonstrate what we will do before we commence any treatment, again to reassure you that you are in safe hands.
Chiropractic was founded over 100 years ago and today there are Chiropractic Colleges World-Wide. All Chiropractors graduate with a Degree in Chiropractic and the training takes 4-5 years.
Chiropractic is a recognised registered health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health