What To Expect - Your First Visit

Your First Visit2018-11-28T21:34:32+00:00

At Davies Chiropractic Care, we want your first visit, and all visits to be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. If at any point along your journey, you’ve any problems, please don’t hesitate to voice them to your clinician. Or if you would prefer, you can email our practice manager Vicki (practicemanager@davieschiropracticcare.co.uk).

Your First Visit

At your first appointment, we will greet you and ask you to fill out some paperwork. This gives us essential information about your general health, lifestyle and about the problem you have come in with. Based on that information, we will then ask you in depth questions to find out more about your complaint. We will also want to find out what you are hoping to get out of your treatment.

After a detailed history has been taken, we will follow this up with a thorough examination. This will to help us to determine the cause of the problem.  Things we will consider during your examination are your:

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

During your examination, it’s really important for us to be able to see what’s going on with your body. For this reason, we will ask you 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 your examination, we will:

  • Explain to you what we have found during the examination.

  • Discuss with you what the best treatment plan for you as an individual would be.

  • Indicate what the benefits of that proposed treatment plan would be.

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

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. We will decide this based on your history and examination findings. If we feel that you will not benefit from treatment, we will discuss this with you.  We can give you guidance on what other options are available.