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Chiropractic

 

What happens during my first visit to a Chiropractor?


Our friendly reception team will greet you and ask you to fill out the relevant paperwork required for your consultation, please allow 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete these.
Your Chiropractor will then take you into a private one to one consulting room and go through a thorough history and examination with you.
A report of findings is given on the day, which will explain your injury and plan of how your Chiropractor can help you.
If appropriate, treatment is given on the day of your appointment. A variety of techniques may be used to help your complaint.
Your Chiropractor will provide you with an information sheet at the end of your first visit detailing your injury and plan of management.

How long do Chiropractic appointments last?


Your first appointment is scheduled for up to 60 mins, this includes consultation, examination, report of findings and treatment. Follow up appointments are scheduled for 20 mins.

Treatment time length is determined by your Chiropractor and is completely at their discretion. Treatments may be slightly shorter or longer than the allocated treatment time length.
Please note that treatment fees are for the Chiropractor's expertise and not the length of time spent with them.

How many Chiropractic treatments will I need?


Follow up treatments are always recommended to complete a plan of management. The number of treatments will vary from injury to injury and your Chiropractor will explain this during your visit, follow up appointments are used to maintain treatment progress and progress treatment plans.

We recommend making follow up appointments in advance so that you get the days and time slots that you want.
Tip: The 4-7pm slots get booked fairly quickly, along with Saturday mornings.

 

Should I be nervous about my first Chiropractic treatment?


It is natural to feel apprehensive about your first Chiropractic appointment, especially if you haven't received Chiropractic care before. We have a welcoming team of receptionists that will happily answer any questions you may have to help re-assure you. Chiropractic has been proven to be a very safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of muscle, joint and nerve issues. A thorough medical history is taken at the start of your treatment plan with us to minimise any potential risks.

Will I see the same Chiropractor at each visit?

 

We try to re-book you in with the same Chiropractor for each visit to ensure consistency and continuity of care, though you are welcome to switch Chiropractor if it suits your availability.

 

How long will my first visit take?

 

Your Consultation and first treatment will take up to 60 minutes, this consists of 30 mins history and examination and 20 mins of treatment. 5 mins are given either side for getting changed, analgesic advice and home exercises.

Will I be seen in a private room, on a 'one to one' basis?

 

Yes, we are a clinic that only provides treatment on a one to one, face to face basis. this ensures you get the best possible care.

What should I wear to my first Chiropractic appointment?


On the first appointment, we will need to see the area that needs to be assessed and treated. For this reason we ask all patients to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, your clinician will guide you as to what to wear for future appointments after the assessment is complete.

Your clinician may ask you to wear a clinic gown so they can better assess your area of concern.

Can I use my private healthcare insurance?


Yes, you can use your private healthcare with our Chiropractors, we are able to accept all private health insurance companies. Our reception team will be able to give you more information about how to claim. We ask you to bring your authorisation number from your provider with you to your initial appointment.

How do Chiropractors differ to Osteopaths and Physiotherapists

There are many cross overs with Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, though you will certainly see a difference in approach during your consultation and treatment. This approach is based on the educational differences between professions at a university level.
For example, all Chiropractors have the ability to take and read X-rays (when needed). They also all have extensive training in spinal manipulative therapy. These are just two examples of areas of focus which differentiate Chiropractors from other similar professions.

Are Chiropractors Doctors?

Chiropractors are 'Doctors of Chiropractic' (DCs), they are not Medical Doctors (MDs). Chiropractors may or may not choose to use their title of Doctor in their clinic. Our clinicians prefer to be addressed by their forename.

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