What to expect when you see a Chiropractor

When you arrive at the clinic we will ask you to fill in a form about your personal information and medical history. This forms part of your confidential records and will not be shown to a third party without your express permission.

The consultation will go into detail about your condition, itís symptoms, and how it affects you. It is helpful if you have brought with you any existing scans, X-rays or test results.  You will be given a cubicle for privacy. Women change into a gown worn over underwear and men undress to the waist (except when the lower limbs need attention). Please remove necklaces and earrings if possible.

The physical examination will include chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological tests along with postural analysis and biomechanical assessment of the spine and peripheral joints.   X-rays may be taken on the premises to help reveal structural and functional problems, and to obtain as specific a diagnosis as possible.

We will discuss the findings with you, as your understanding of the problem is the single most important factor in the management of your condition.  You will receive recommendations for your care, estimates of how long it will take, how often you will need to come in, your prognosis and how much it will cost.

Before each step is taken, explanations are given about the treatment, what to expect, and what it will feel like.  Chiropractic adjustments rarely hurt.  Back to FAQs