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What to Expect on your first visit to your chiropractor
It’s important to take preventative measures when it comes to spinal health and if you are experiencing pain, it is not advised to ignore this. Seeking advice from your chiropractor is a good place to start.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
A warm welcome is number one on our list; we know only too well that you are likely to be a little apprehensive at your first visit to a chiropractor; not knowing what to expect can often make any of us a little nervous. However, with your Chiropractor, the moment you enter our warm, friendly environment you will be made to feel totally at ease. Our experienced team will do whatever it takes to ensure that your visit with us is a pleasant one.
When you arrive the first thing we’ll do is to prepare your file and establish a detailed history of your overall health. Next your Chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and a series of tests. Then, if necessary, your Chiropractor may also refer you for x-rays to provide more detailed information about a specific condition. Combining all this information gives us a clearer picture to be able to deliver the best possible recommendations for you.
If chiropractic care is the right choice for you, your Chiropractor may give you your first adjustment right away. You can be confident that, before this happens, we’ll talk to you about your proposed care, the available alternatives and any potential risks associated with our recommendations. The more you understand about the chiropractic process, the better the results are likely to be. We’ll also talk to you about our recommendations for your follow-up appointment and future car
Your Second Visit to the Chiropractor
Report of Findings
On your second visit to Chiropractic Centre, your Chiropractor will discuss with you how you responded to your first adjustment; this gives vital information on where you are in your healing process – you will then be taken through your Report of Findings.
This gives a detailed explanation of Chiropractic care and how it is relevant to your individual situation. Your Chiropractor will make specific recommendations as to the most appropriate action to take in correcting your condition. You will have the opportunity to question and discuss your case and communicate your health goals so we can understand your priorities.
Approaches to Chiropractic Care
Symptomatic Care – This stage of care is aimed at addressing your immediate concerns as quickly as possible. This is usually the most intensive stage of care, and focusses on joint function and aims to control inflammation as quickly as possible.
Corrective Care – Corrective care aims to address the long-term, bad habits of your spinal movement. It can help retrain how your spine moves. It can also help prevent relapses or similar injuries later. Corrective care requires consistent, regular adjustments over weeks or months, depending on the case. At pre-determined intervals, full progress examinations take place in order to measure your progress.
With seven day emergency care available and plentiful parking, both clinics provide quality individual care in easy to access locations close to public transport.
A visit to one of Michael and David Black Chiropractic Group‘s clinic could be the answer to finding comfort, freedom, mobility and balance – all of which lead to a more relaxed daily life.
We’re BUPA Members First providers and we use instant electronic EFTPOS to claim your rebate – you only pay the gap. We also accept Medicare EPC referrals, TAC, DVA and Workcover clients.
Your initial consultation includes a health history, physical examination and report of findings to assess if chiropractic can help you. Our practitioners will explain all procedures before starting a treatment so you will feel supported and confident every step of the way.