Your First Visit

/Your First Visit
Your First Visit2018-07-26T21:40:03+00:00

Your first visit…

At your first Chiropractic or Soft Tissue Therapy appointment, you will initially be asked to fill out some paperwork which gives your clinician essential information about your general health and lifestyle and about the problem you have come in with. Based on that information, they will then ask you in depth questions to find out more about your complaint and what you are hoping to get out of your treatment.

After a detailed history has been taken, your clinician will follow this up with a thorough examination to help determine the cause of the problem.  Your clinician will consider your:

  • Posture
  • Orthopaedic Tests
  • Neurological Tests
  • Soft Tissue examination
  • Functional screening

During your examination, it is really important for us to be able to see what is going on with your body so you will be asked to undress. Please bring a pair of shorts with you, or we can provide you with a gown to put on if this would make you more comfortable.

Also, should you wish to have a chaperone, a friend or family member is welcome to come along.

Following the examination, your chiropractor or Soft Tissue Therapist will clearly explain to you:

  • What they have found during the examination.
  • What the best treatment plan for you as an individual would be.
  • What the benefits of that proposed treatment plan would be.

At any point throughout your first visit (and future appointments), feel free to ask as many questions as you want to get a better understanding of your problem, as treatment is very much a partnership between you and your clinician.

Unless otherwise contraindicated, you will normally receive treatment at your first visit.

Sometimes further investigations may be indicated and if this is required, you will be referred appropriately and without delay. Your clinician will decide this based on your history and examination findings. If your clinician feels that you will not benefit from treatment they will discuss this with you and give you guidance on what other options are available.