Your first visit appointment will be a one hour and fifteen minutes. This will involve you completing a medical questionnaire and allow us a full hour to discuss and understand your problem and if appropriate, start your treatment plan.
During the chiropractic consultation, I will confirm details on your chiropractic questionnaire, full medical history and with your permission, undertake a thorough physical examination.
On your first appointment and subsequent chiropractic treatments, I will ask you to wear loose fitting clothes such as shorts or jogging bottoms to enable a discrete physical examination.
My primary aim is to find out exactly what is wrong and determine an effective chiropractic treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.
If appropriate, the examination will include neurological and orthopaedic tests and, if necessary, I may elect to send you for an X-ray or MRI investigation prior to your chiropractic treatment. I will also check for indications of any conditions which you may need to bring to the attention of your general practitioner.
Depending on your diagnosis and individual treatment plan, I may manipulate parts of your spine or affected joints. Manipulation involves the precise handling or moving of joints and parts of the spine. Treatment may also include myofascial dry needling, which is also known as western acupuncture, trigger-point therapy and area-specific massage. I will also, as appropriate, give advice on exercise, self-help and lifestyle that will benefit you long term in managing any future symptoms.
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