Your First Visit
If you have not consulted a chiropractor in the past, it can seem like a bit of a step into the unknown.
Our aim is to listen to your concern(s) and then to gather as much information as possible in order to reach an understanding of the causes of the issue.
Once we have an understanding of these causes, this information can be relayed to you and choices can then be made with respect to remedying the issue.
The information gathering part usually takes two forms:
Case history – where your previous medical and life history is considered.
Examination – where a physical examination is performed which may include orthopaedic and/or neurological testing. The physical examination may involve undressing to underwear and females will be offered a gown to wear.
If your situation warrants it, examination may include xrays or scans. These procedures are not done on site and would only be undertaken after your chiropractor has discussed the situation with you.
Once all the information about your situation has been accumulated, your chiropractor will be in a position to give you an informed opinion as to the diagnosis and whether chiropractic care would be of benefit in your particular situation (this is sometimes called the ‘report of findings’).
You will be encouraged to ask questions and if there is any aspect of the procedure or explanation that needs clarification, please ask.
Here’s a link to the GCC’s leaflet explaining what you can expect: