On your first visit:
After arriving and filling out some paperwork, the chiropractor will inquire about your general health and the area/s of complaint 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.
On arrival, the chiropractor reviews your condition, answers your queries and investigates any new areas of concern you may have.
Depending on the complaint and previous findings, parts of the physical exam may be repeated. This could include posture analysis, spinal motion, neurological or orthopaedic testing. If required, X-ray films will be examined and findings interpreted.
The spinal analysis and adjusting process is repeated. Personalised advice will be given to allow you the best results.
This appointment will take roughly 20-30 minutes.