What can you expect from your chiropractic treatment?
During the initial consultation
The first visit to the clinic will generally last an hour. A consultation will be done followed by a physical examination and a verbal report of findings. In most cases, unless contra-indicated, a treatment will be carried out.
During the consultation a detailed look at the case history allows the chiropractor to look at symptoms and previous episodes of pain. An examination of lifestyle factors and the medical history is done too.
The physical examination checks your posture as well as the movement in the spine and joints. Additional neurological and orthopaedic testing may be done to help settle on a diagnosis and assist treatment.
Treatments always vary to reflect your specific requirements but can involve specific manipulation, stretching techniques, or soft tissue work.
The specifics of your condition and how you respond to treatment determine how many subsequent visits you need. Other factors such as your age, profession, lifestyle, and other health complaints can also affect how many treatments are needed.
A number of patients continue with chiropractic even when they feel better. It is great for maintenance and can ensure healthy function of the spine. This can help to prevent a recurrence of problems. A treatment each month or every few months can make a big difference.
Treatments are tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Chiropractic doesn’t involve medication or surgical procedures.
If treatment is not appropriate for a patient the chiropractor will refer you to your GP. A trip to a specialist may be necessary for further examination.
When there are emergencies we will do our best to provide same day appointments on the days when the clinic is open.
Please note we require a minimum of 24 hours notice if an appointment needs to be cancelled. If this is not given we will charge a £10.00 fee for unfulfilled appointments.
Treatments with a registered chiropractor may be covered under health insurance, including policies from BUPA, PPP, and AXA. We suggest you check with the insurance before commencing treatment.