What to expect
On your first visit, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire, which will ask questions about your current and past health conditions. This will include some of the following:
- How long have you been suffering from your current complaint?
- How did you do it?
- What symptoms do you currently have, or had?
- What accidents have you suffered in your past, either with or without injury? (e.g. Fall from tree, bike or horse; Motor vehicle accident; etc)
- What illnesses did you suffer as a child/adult?
- Do you have any x-rays or scans taken previously?
Your Chiropractor will discuss in full the health questionnaire and your answers to get a full understanding of you and your body. Once this has been completed a thorough physical examination will be conducted to determine what treatment may be appropriate should you require treatment. Your Chiropractor will discuss in brief your diagnosis and initial treatment on the day.
Depending on your condition, you should receive a treatment at your first visit unless your Chiropractor believes it may be unsafe or contraindicated. If this is the case they will advise you accordingly and what options are available to you.
We request that if any x-rays, scans or any other assessments have been completed in the past, that you please bring them to your initial treatment.
If we feel that further testing or analysis is required, we will refer you a specialist or your GP.
On your second visit, your Chiropractor will discuss your diagnosis in more detail, what your physical examination revealed and tailor a treatment plan using our techniques appropriate to your condition. You will also receive a treatment as with your initial visit. If you decide to continue with the care suggested, we will provide the best possible care available, adapting the treatment as your health and well-being improves. Exercises can and will be provided based on the ongoing care you are receiving.
With every subsequent visit your treatment will be adapted as/if required, based on your continual improvement and overall health status.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities. The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.