The First Appointment is for people having their very first appointment with us.
This appointment includes a thorough health history, physical exam, spinal analysis, adjustments and lifestyle advice.
The following is what to expect during the visit:
After arriving and filling out some paperwork, the chiropractor will inquire about your general health and the area/s of symptoms to get a fuller picture of what is going on. Then comes the physical exam which may include; postural analysis, spinal range of motion, neurological and orthopaedic testing.
The above process will help to determine the cause of your issue/s, the best treatment options and whether further examinations are required (such as spinal x-rays). If chiropractic treatment is determined to be safe and likely to be beneficial, we move forward to the spinal analysis.
The spinal analysis involves analysing the muscles and soft tissues associated with your spine and assessing how the individual bones move and function. You remain clothed and usually lay face down on our specialised tables.
Using the analysis findings, the chiropractor determines areas of spinal dysfunction and required adjustments. You are explained the techniques available and are given the choice of treatment. Areas of dysfunction are adjusted and then re-checked to ensure all areas have improved.
Finally, exercises, stretches and ergonomic changes could be recommended. Health and/or lifestyle advice may be given to improve your symptoms and general wellbeing. We also advise how long symptoms may be expected to last and when a follow up appointment is recommended.
This appointment will take roughly 40-50 minutes.