The First Visit
What to expect
Making that first chiropractic appointment can be an anxious moment but it is also the first step towards returning to your daily activities without pain and keeping it that way. You can book your first appoint on the telephone or in person. Our friendly Chiropractic assistants will be on-hand to reassure you and help you arrange a suitable time to come in and see us.
During your first appointment, your Chiropractor will discuss your condition and relevant medical history in detail and will listen to any additional ‘confidential’ information you might want to share regarding your condition or any concerns you have.
This first part of the initial consultation is free of charge. If for any reason we feel that your condition would not benefit from our treatments, we will refer you to a suitable local health-care professional, specialising in your particular condition.
If we feel after the initial chat, that Chiropractic care can possibly help you, with your permission, we will begin the initial physical examination. For this you will be requested to undress to your underwear and put on one of our gowns. Following this we will complete a full, professional examination which includes checking your nerves, muscles and joints. The examination, the scan and initial treatment carries a charge of £ 60
Sometimes, parts of the examination might seem irrelevant to your complaint but we may find it necessary to examine other systems in your body like the heart, blood pressure, lungs or abdomen. This ensures us that your complaint is suitable for chiropractic treatment.
We may also use one of our state of the art scanners to provide a scanned image of your spine and the possible weakness attributing to your condition. The scans are non-invasive and non-painful, but help to determine the best possible treatment plan leading to the quickest results.
Explain and Treat
After the initial examination, we will fully explain what we have found in simple, easy-to-understand language, with the aid of models and pictures. You will learn what the reasons are for your pain and discomfort and possible underlying causes. We will also explain what we feel the treatment plan should be and the types of treatments we would like to use. If we are happy with the examination results and feel it is safe to commence, then with your consent, we will begin with the treatment.
Monitor and Review
After a few weeks of treatment, we will monitor your progress by performing a second scan (no additional cost) and also re-perform the tests that we conducted at the initial exam to check that your spinal mobility has also improved.
The Second Visit
On your second visit to our chiropractic clinic, we will present you with a comprehensive report of findings from your initial examination and we will endeavour to provide a clear explanation for your condition and help you understand what to expect for your Chiropractic care. We will explain the reasons for your pain and discomfort and identify possible underlying causes.
Report of findings
You will receive a personalized copy of our findings, explanatory drawings and suitable home exercises, although these might be added to the treatment plan at a more appropriate stage. Additionally, we may advise you on how to improve certain aspects of your health and well-being often in relation to your work, core stability or posture.
We will also give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. By working together we will deliver an optimal situation for a quick return to health and normal activity levels.