What To Expect On Your First Visit

On your initial visit to your Chiropractor, a POSTURE analysis of your structure/body, is related to FUNCTIONAL movement patterns (how well your spine and connecting limbs move!).

Chiropractic specifically screens for dysfunctional areas (restricted movement) of the spine or “The back bone”. This screen is a careful examination of the “back bone” and its biomechanical chain effect on your peripheral joints. Remember that the back bone is connected to your shoulders, connected to your hips, knee, elbow, ankles, temporomandibular and wrist. This connection is with strong ligaments and muscles and tendons.

Spinal dysfunctional joints are tested by palpatory examination basically testing how well you move spinal joint to spinal joint. Restricted moving spinal joints can restrict soft tissue, (the ligaments and muscles) from their proper movement or stability function. This may aggravate your back and neck pain or tension and requires treatment. Spinal joint dysfuntion in your  back may be causing inflammation and pain, resulting in nerve pain syndromes or sports injuries.
On arrival you will be given forms to fill regarding your Health history and your condition.
A full medical history will be completed with evaluation forms.
A physical examination including orthopaedic and neurological testing will be used.
An Xray may be required and your Chiropractor will refer you, depending on your condition.
Finally, after an evaluation and consult with the patient, chiropractic care may begin.
If the chiropractor requires more investigative testing, your chiropractor may refer you to your GP or specialist.

In the next few visits a complimentary 3-Dimensional foot scan will be offered for those who wish to understand more about their foot arches and how this too affects their postural alignment and support.