Your First Visits
The objective of your first visits is to establish everything we need to know about you and your condition in order to provide you with outstanding care and service. Usually, you will need to allow half an hour for each visit.
First Visit Consultation
Confidential Patient Information
Completion of some brief paperwork about you and your condition.
An in depth discussion about your current and past condition(s), and your medical history. This helps us to identify how your condition may have occurred and if it is related to other health issues you may have.
A full musculoskeletal examination consisting of postural assessment, range of movement, muscle strength testing, spinal motion palpation, and a range of specialised orthopaedic tests. This enables us to determine where your problem is and what structures are involved (the problem is not always at the site of pain !)
Following this, if indicated, spinal x-rays will be taken. Spinal x-rays allow us to completely analyse your spinal characteristics, help us to rule out more serious conditions and assist us in the development of the most effective care plan for you.
X-rays are conducted on-site with up to date digital x-ray equipment. The person who does your exam, takes your x-ray, thereby only taking the required shots and reducing the amount of radiation as well as saving you time.
Second Visit Consultation
On this visit, you will receive a detailed explanation of the results obtained on your first visit and a full explanation of your spinal x-rays.
During this visit, you will be given ample opportunity to ask questions.
A program of care will be recommended, in addition to some simple spinal care guidelines to follow whilst under care.
Your First Adjustment
Depending on your condition and individual needs, the choice of your adjusting technique will be discussed. We use both manual and low force adjusting techniques.
Whatever the adjusting technique that suits your spine, all techniques are extremely safe, gentle and effective for all ages.
And then . . .
Following these visits, most of our patients undergo a program of care. Your care plan is specifically tailored for your needs and will vary according to your individual circumstances and spinal condition.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns during your care, please tell us!