First visit - What to expect?What to expect on your first chiropractic visit
Our goal is to offer gentle and effective chiropractic care in a comfortable surrounding, do make yourself at home.
Your appointment will start typically with a greeting by our friendly staff when you enter our premises.
Our staff will present your new patient forms. You will fill in those forms that include questions about you and your health. Answering those questions will help us understand the reason you are visiting us for care.
The purpose of consultation with our chiropractor is to identify the root cause of your health concerns and discuss your health goals. Your first visit will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Our chiropractor will obtain a thorough medical and health history, including your
- Current health concerns
- Lifestyle factors (including and not limited to diet, exercise, sleep)
- Past medical interventions or therapy
- Past trauma/motor vehicle accidents/sports injuries
- Family history of hereditary diseases/cancer
- Any prescriptions/supplements you are taking
Next, our chiropractor shall perform a thorough physical examination including spinal assessment, motor strength test, orthopaedic and neurological exams. Those exams assist the chiropractor to formulate a working diagnosis. If necessary, X-rays or further diagnostic imaging such as MRI and CT scan may be required to rule out possible underlying issues of your condition.
Report of Findings
After the consultation and examination, your chiropractor will analyse your exam results. Based on the exam findings, it will be determined if you are a suitable candidate for chiropractic care.
If there are no contraindications found, a treatment plan suited to your condition and preferences will be formed. Your chiropractor will then explain the adjustments he or she has made and what you can expect from the treatment. Our clinic has a patient-centered policy in which options for care and treatment plan will be customised to your needs.
You will have the first adjustment unless it is contraindicated or results such as an x-ray imaging are pending.
At the end of the first visit, we will also explain the schedule of care recommended for you and the fee schedule.
Regular visits may require approximately 20-30 minutes. Please allow 30 to 40 minutes from the time you enter the clinic to the time you get back in the car after your treatment.
The adjustments are designed to not only get you out of pain but also to help improve the functioning of your nervous system. At the end of treatment, specific exercises will be shown to further improve your health.
Our chiropractor may also recommend any additional complementary therapy to assist in your healing such as remedial massage, acupuncture, laser therapy, etc.
As your time is valuable, we will do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life.
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