What to expect

First Visit: Consultation

  • You will be required to fill in a basic questionnaire, giving brief details of your current condition, any other previous or current health problems, family medical history and current relevant lifestyle information.
  • You will be asked questions about your main complaint and about your general health. This is followed by a clinical examination which can include postural evaluation, orthopaedic testing, a neurological evaluation and palpation of the joints and muscles.
  • After the examination, an explanation of your symptoms (Report of Findings) and treatment plan will be discussed.
  • If necessary we will refer you for further examination and tests (X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, blood tests etc.) before we proceed to the report of findings or any treatment.
  • We will also inform you if chiropractic care is not suitable for you and refer accordingly.
  • Your first visit can last up to one hour.

Follow-up treatments

  • Treatment plans are tailored to each person individually. Every patient and problem is different and the number of treatments you will require will depend on factors such as how long you have had a problem, how bad it is and your overall health.
  • Advice will be given about any exercises, minor lifestyle adaptations which will form part of your treatment plan.
  • Each treatment will build on the one before. Please note, missed visits can interfere with the momentum and maintenance necessary to make the needed changes.
  • Follow-up visits last approximately 15 minutes; however treatment times can vary depending on the needs of the patient.

Three stages of Chiropractic care:

Initial intensive care
Pain relief and postural stability: Treatment in this phase is fairly frequent, once or twice a week.

Rehabilitative care
Complete healing – restoring function and strengthening of the surrounding muscles: Treatments are less frequent but supported with exercises, lifestyle modifications and ergonomic advice.

Maintenance care
Prevention of recurrences and optimisation of general health: This phase of care is much less frequent; some people choose to come every  few months and some 6-monthly depending on individual needs.

This stage of care is ideal for people with on-going problems such as ‘wear & tear’ or underlying reoccurring spinal problems or with repetitive or demanding jobs or lifestyles or those people who just want to be at their very best.

Many of our patients embrace chiropractic care as part of their healthy lifestyle. Regular chiropractic care can help you avoid spine and joint problems before they start causing issues – leaving you feeling your best, and ready to live life to the full.

Prevention is better than cure.