What to Expect At The Chiropractor
Your Initial Consultation...
We’ll ask you to fill out some paperwork, responding to questions regarding your health history, lifestyle factors such as leisure activities, occupation etc.. The chiropractor will then have a detailed discussion with you about your presenting condition and health history.
After Your Paperwork is Complete…
The chiropractor then conducts a structural analysis which includes looking at your posture, muscle balance and assessing for areas of weakness or tension.
A specific examination will then be tailored to your requirements with tests to check your mobility, range of motion, neurological and orthopaedic tests as required.
We use a high frequency machine, digital x-ray digitizer, filtration and shielding for the highest quality images with the least exposure to the patient. What this equates to basically is extra care to produce high quality X-Ray images with very low patent radiation exposure.
The chiropractor then uses static and motion palpation skills to assess the individual spinal segment function.
A decision is made on the next steps...
X-rays may be required, depending on the extent of your ailment or injury. This is more common with adults than children.
X-Rays are conveniently done right here at The Spine Clinic.
We use a high frequency machine and take our films at nearly double the film focus distance to most medical radiology practices. We use filtration and gonad shielding. What this equates to basically is extra care to produce high quality X-Ray films with very low patent radiation exposure.
Your health and well-being will always come first at The Spine Clinic.
The X-Ray films are processed and reviewed with you on the same consultation visit.
All aspects of the examination are then correlated to determine firstly that chiropractic care is appropriate for you, and if so, the approach required.
When can treatment begin?
Treatment is usually given on that visit. The main form of treatment we use is a specific adjustment. The chiropractor uses his hands to apply a gentle short thrust to the subluxated (misaligned, fixated) spinal segment or peripheral joint to reset it towards normal.
During later consultations we commonly prescribe exercises, give postural and ergonomic advice, and often perform muscle stretches and releases.
Customized Treatment, Tailored To Your Needs…
We reassess each patient thoroughly on every visit and determine what further care is required accordingly.
As individual responses to care vary according to such things as body type, activity levels, stress levels, amount of sitting, sports and other lifestyle factors we have no pre-arranged treatment plans.
We also don’t offer any up front payment plans for the same reason. Payment is strictly on a pay as you go basis with the exception of Veteran Affairs, Third Party and Workcover patients.
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We hope that we can enhance your understanding of you and your family’s health and provide you with knowledge to empower your health.
Always feel comfortable to ask questions or ask for more information, we are here to help.