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Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health.
There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.
(World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001)
New patient consultation and examination
When you visit us for the first time, we ask you to fill in a basic questionnaire giving brief details of your current problem, any other previous or current health problems and family history. You will then spend some time with the chiropractor who will listen to you describe your problem and ask you questions to gain all the relevant information.
After taking a thorough case history, the chiropractor will perform a full examination including orthopaedic and neurological tests, to find out what is wrong and determine if chiropractic care will help.
Report of Findings
Not all problems are suitable for chiropractic care. In these cases we inform you of our findings and recommend your best course of action. If this involves you needing to consult another health-care professional we will normally liaise directly with them on your behalf, unless you request us not to. In some cases it is necessary for tests to be done that require outside skills or facilities, for example blood tests or MRI scans and again, we would normally liaise with the relevant practitioners to achieve this.
Chiropractors provide safe, effective treatment, using a wide range of techniques. By working on the joints and muscles, your chiropractor will use their skills to maximize function and relieve pain. Usually this involves precise manipulations, called ‘adjustments’, to the spine or other joints, as well as soft tissue work.
Our clinic can also provide therapeutic massage. This is combined with individually tailored exercises and advice to complement your chiropractic care and help prevent future recurrences. The wide variety of techniques employed allows persons of all ages and states of health to be treated safely and comfortably, with care tailored according to the specific needs of each person.
Response to Treatment