New Patients

FIRST CONSULTATION

Health History

Our approach to healthcare is holistic, aiming for Whole Body Health, Wellbeing and for you to achieve your health and life goals.

 

This starts with your first visit.

We record your full health history.

It is always helpful to bring details of:
               1. All Medications:                       bring the prescription list
               2. Any Surgeries:                           you have had (bring reports)
               3. Road Traffic Accidents:      whether you had immediate injuries or not
               4. Any Falls:                                      causing fractures, sprains/strains or concussions etc.
               5. Specialists’ reports:               from other specialists you have seen in relation to any
                                                                               condition for which you may want our opinion
               6. Recent Imaging:                       Actual scans and/or reports for MRI, X-rays etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Assessment 

This will include assessing your:

1. Posture
2. Movement
3. Balance
4. Muscle Strength
5. Reflexes
6. Nerve Function
7. General Health
8. X-rays if indicated (in-house digital x-rays available).

This provides a complete picture of underlying factors and enables a diagnosis.

SECOND VISIT

Your Chiropractor will give you a Report of Findings, which will explain your diagnosis. There will also be time to have your questions answered.

An evidence-based program of care will be offered, designed to give you the best results in the long-term.

 

 

If any problems are found, that are not best dealt with by chiropractic alone, we will refer you to your GP for medical management / co-management.

Informed consent is required in order to start care.

ADJUSTMENT SESSIONS

Central to Chiropractic Care Plans are spinal and peripheral joint adjustments.

These are specific, precise, rapid movements of the joints. Adjustments are designed to gently and effectively re-establish movement. As a profession, we are constantly building the evidence to show how adjustments optimise nerve function to the dysfunctional areas throughout your body.

Our Doctors of Chiropractic have spent a minimum of 4 years at an undergraduate level, and at least 10 years post-graduation honing their skills.

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Chiropractic Care Plans

There are 3 Phases of Care:

Phase 1 – Intensive Care

The frequency of your adjustment sessions is the highest of any of the phases of care.

During this phase of care Chiropractic Adjustments work to:

  1.   Decrease inflammation of the joints and nerves
  2.   Reduce pain levels and increase movement
  3.   And importantly gain better neurological control.

A reassessment will take place after a specified number of adjustment sessions.

The reassessment will take the form of a formal re-exam and/or mutual agreement of the way ahead.

 

Phase 2 – Corrective Care

The intensity and duration of this phase is dependent on the severity of your problem, how long you have suffered from it, and what stresses / stressors you need to bear in your life. The frequency of care in this phase will largely depend on the results of your reassessment, but will not be as frequent as the intensive care phase.

Many people have a specific health or life goal in mind when they seek Chiropractic care. They have noticed that they are unable to do what they want to, or need to do; or that it is just more difficult now than before.

With better nervous system function your body has the best possible chance to restore you to health.

The aim of this phase is to remove interference to your body’s ability to heal and function optimally.

We are working to deliver your body functional and structural stability. Once stable, you are less likely to suffer set-backs and/or re-injury.

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Phase 3 – Wellness Care

There are many people who come to us on a regular basis (e.g. once a month) who have little or no pain and no symptoms. This is a reversal of “the medical model” we are used to, when we only act when signs or symptoms are present.

People who continue chiropractic care, when they are well and active, do so to stay that way!

How much you benefit, and for how long, is up to you. We do not put limits on where the benefits may lead, we offer true health care and optimum life potential.

What to Expect

Call today on 01425 620 222 to make your first appointmentPPQM_2016

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