Never seen a Chiropractor before? Read this first.
You probably realise there is no two restaurants in the world that are the same as is no hairdresser, massage therapist, medical doctor. Chiropractor's are no exception. We are all different.
Having been a practising Chiropractor for the past 13 years, I've seen many people with a variety of different goals around what they would like to achieve with Chiropractic care.
One of the first things you need to be sure of before visiting a Chiropractor is why you are going? Are you going in looking for a quick fix for the pain or discomfort?or are you working towards a health goal? Although some patients regard Chiropractors as a quick fix, to crack the spine back into place when there is a problem so it instantly feels better, the real focus of Chiropractic is firmly grounded in maximising overall health and function. Our aim is to promote preventative health strategies rather than reactive ones. Many different types of Chiropractors exist from more ‘manual’ approaches using 'heavier' adjustments done by hand or using instruments, to more gentle approaches so everyone can experience the benefits of Chiropractic. Here are some obvious things you should expect when you see a chiropractor for the first time: Filling out paperwork: It is vitally important that the Chiropractor understands the unique needs of every patient. This initial information helps us determine what is going on with your body, give clear recommendations, and leads us into the next part of the initial consultation, your examination. Spine and nervous system examination: This is the hands on part of the consultation, where the Chiropractor will figure out what is going on with your spine, nerves, any related structures so you can better understand any symptoms that may be annoying you.
People often turn up at the Chiropractor's office wanting less of something, be it less headaches, less back pain, less tension, less stress. In my experience, many patients come in with an expectation of a particular condition changing, and end up with a much bigger, and better overall change then they had expected. This change in functioning of the body is the result of the practitioner focusing on helping your body to heal from within.
To best cater for our patients we offer a broad range of adjustment approaches to suit each individual. During your first visit, we seek to understand your needs and tailor the treatment plan to the individual.
If you are seeking a healthy spine, more energy and vitality, a better quality of life or if you just simply want to get less of a particular symptom, come visit us for an obligation free chat about what it is that you would like more or less of.
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