Your first visit
Your first visit may last as long as one hour. Please arrive at least ten minutes before your appointment
On arriving you will be required to fill in your medical forms and other details. Please ensure you disclose all prior medical procedures and surgeries you have had, whether you think it is relevant or not. These may affect the safety of treatment.
When you meet with the chiropractor, they will talk through your medical history, perform a physical exam, and may conduct orthopaedic and functional testing to identify the problem and appropriate treatment.
Once the chiropractor has finished their assessment, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and discuss the treatment recommendations made by the chiropractor.
Recommendations are evidence-based, and often include specifics such as:
- treatment types given
- safety considerations
- recommended treatments schedules, and/or
- connecting you to other health professionals such as a GP, or a referral for X-ray or MRI.
Treatment is able to be provided during the first appointment so long as it is appropriate to do so. Treatments may include spinal manipulation, advice or rehabiliation. Our recommendations vary and we do take into consideration your preferences of what you may want or want not to do.
X-rays may be required for this session and these can be taken on site for a reasonable fee.
Future visits will follow on as recommended.
Although most people have significant improvements with treatments when it is an appropriate choice, some respond quicker than others.
Depending on your response to treatment, your schedule may be adjusted and re-examinations may be performed to continue to assess your response to particular treatments. Your schedule will also be changed depending on whether your goal is to significantly improve a recent condition or to improve, and then manage, a long term condition.
Your chiropractor may consult or refer you to other trusted healthcare providers for other testing, a second opinion or even hospital if they condition changes or becomes urgent.