what to expect?
On arrival you will be welcomed by me personally. Once you are settled in the clinic room, I will take a complete case history. It is from this that I will be able to gain a detailed understanding of your problem and start to form a differential diagnosis.
Once the case history has been completed, I will then take some time to explain chiropractic care and my approach to helping your problem and answer any questions you may have. I will also explain any possible reactions to treatment and provide aftercare advice.
Once you have given me consent to proceed you will be asked to undress down to your underwear in private and offered a gown to wear. An examination will then be undertaken which may include appropriate orthopaedic and neurological tests as well as range of movement testing. At any point during the examination please feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
After your examination I will then give you feedback and explain the findings. At this point a treatment plan will be discussed and the probability of any risks associated with your condition and the proposed treatment. With your consent, I will then proceed with your treatment which may take about 30 minutes.
At the end of your treatment, aftercare advice will be reiterated and if appropriate exercises may also be advised. You should allow about one and a half hours for your initial appointment.
how is treatment undertaken?
I use high speed, low force and specific adjusting techniques to treat dysfunction of the spine and other joints. Through subtle adjustments, chiropractic treatment can relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility and prevent recurrence. With this comes increased flexibility and the overall performance of your body is enhanced.
commonly treated conditions
General acute and chronic backache
Prevention of migraine and headache arising from the neck
Joint pains including hip and knee pain
Frozen shoulder, shoulder or elbow pain
did you know?
The spine works as a chain. Each joint in the spine moves only a few degrees in each direction but the sum of each joint provides great flexibility and strength. When a joint becomes dysfunctional in movement the other joints in the chain are liable to compensate by moving more. As a result these joints may become hyper mobile and increasingly prone to injury and degeneration.