Your First Visit

/Your First Visit
Your First Visit 2017-09-11T09:20:21+00:00

Your first visit…

Your first chiropractic appointment will normally last around 45 minutes. You will initially be asked to fill out some paperwork which gives your chiropractor 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, a full postural, orthopaedic and neurological examination will follow this to help determine the cause of the problem. You will be asked to undress, and provided with a gown for the examination, but feel free to bring along a pair of shorts and a loose-fitting top to wear 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, or we can have one of our members of staff to join us instead.

Following the examination, your chiropractor 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 chiropractor.

If appropriate, you may 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 chiropractor will decide this based on your history and examination findings. If your chiropractor feels that you will not benefit from treatment they will discuss this with you and give you guidance on what other options are available.

Follow up chiropractic appointments normally last around 15-30 minutes depending on the complexity of the case.