Questions and Answers
What happens during my first visit?
During the initial visit your Chiropractor will take a thorough case history followed by orthopaedic and neurological testing.
This history and appraisal will help to rule out more serious pathologies and establish a working diagnosis.
The first visit will usually include a treatment.
How long will it take?
The first visit will typically take 45-60 minutes. This will include history taking, testing, and treatment.
For subsequent visits allow 30 minutes.
Is the treatment painful?
Although the testing and treatment may sometimes be uncomfortable, especially if your problem is acute, your Chiropractor will aim to keep any discomfort to a minimum.
If you do experience any discomfort during a Chiropractic session then tell your Chiropractor.
If a particular technique feels too tender then the method of treatment will be modified to make it more agreeable.
We are, after all, here to relieve your aches and pains.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on what the problem is and how long you have had it. Long standing (chronic) problems may take longer to respond to treatment than recent (acute) problems.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No, however chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals and work closely with GP and other healthcare professionals
Do we offer a discount for block bookings?
It is impossible to know in advance how many treatments a patient will require to be in good health.
It is not enough to be ‘symptom free’; the cause of the problem must be addressed so that the symptoms do not return within weeks or months of the treatment.
Your treatment plan is reassessed at each visit, with any future sessions being booked in accordance with how your body is responding after each treatment rather than after a course of block treatments.
This allows you, the patient, to have more control and input into your treatment plan and the cost.