The First Visit
What You Should Expect
It can be daunting taking that first step and arranging your initial chiropractic appointment. However, it’s also the start of a life free from musculoskeletal issues, so you can enjoy your daily activities without any aches and pain, and not worry that your pain will come back. Our friendly staff are always on hand to make things simple and keep you calm, so together we can arrange a time for you to come in and see us that suits you. You can book your initial appointment by phone or in person.
Your Initial Consultation
During your initial meeting with us, your chiropractor will find out more details about your condition and medical history, and will listen to any ‘confidential’ points you might share about your symptoms, as well as any concerns you have.
This part of the initial consultation is completely free. If for whatever reason we decide that your condition wouldn’t be aided from our treatments, we will provide you with details of a suitable local health-care professional, specialising in your condition.
If, after the initial chat, we decide that chiropractic care is right for you, we will start the physical examination, with your permission of course. For this examination you will be asked to undress to your underwear and a gown will be provided to you. We will then undertake a complete, professional examination, including checking nerves, muscles and joints. For this full examination, the scan and the initial treatment you will be charged just £60.
It may seem to you that parts of the examination are irrelevant to your complaint, but often we need to examine other systems in your body like your blood pressure, heart, lungs or abdomen. This is to make sure that your complaint can be aided by chiropractic treatment.
It might be that we use a state of the art scanner and provide you with a scanned image of your spine, displaying the possible vulnerability your condition gives you. These scans are non-invasive and completely pain-free, but help us determine the best treatment plan and the quickest way to get results.
Explaining the Results and Treating the Condition
After this first examination, we will give you a clear assessment of what we have found in simple, easy-to-follow terms. We will use the aid of models and pictures. From this you will discover what the reasons are for your discomfort as well as any possible underlying causes. After this we will also explain what the best treatment plan for you would look like, and the kind of treatment we feel would be most effective. If you and the staff are happy with the results and feel comfortable continuing, then we will begin with the treatment.
Monitoring your Progress and Reviewing the Outcome
After several weeks of treatment, we will monitor any progress by performing another scan at no additional cost. We will also conduct the initial tests again to check that your spinal health and mobility has improved.
The Second Visit
Your second visit to our Fornham Chiropractic Clinic will involve us presenting you with a full and comprehensive report of results from your initial examination. We always strive to deliver clear explanations of conditions and help you understand what you should expect from your treatment. We will identify the reasons for your pain and identify any possible underlying causes.
Report of findings
From this visit you will acquire a personalised copy of our findings, explanatory diagrams and drawings, and a set of appropriate exercises you can complete at home, although sometimes these are added to the treatment plan at a later stage. We may also advise you on how you can to improve your health and wellbeing through lifestyle tips regarding work, core stability and posture.
This time will also give you the opportunity to voice any concerns or questions you have. We can then work together to deliver the perfect treatment plan and give you a quick return to health.
Ready to come and see us? Book an appointment today.