We ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete a health questionnaire and register with the clinic. Your first visit will take 45 minutes - 1 hour. To start with you will be asked about your main complaint and general health. After listening to your concerns your Chiropractor / Osteopath will perform a thorough examination (including a postural evaluation, orthopaedic testing, a neurological examination, muscle testing and palpation of the joints and muscles associated with your injury). Following your examination, your practitioner will spend some time explaining your current problem, how it developed and how they can help correct it.
At Blackfen Chiropractic Clinic we like to perform treatment on your first visit to start the healing process. If your case requires further imaging e.g. x-rays, MRI scans or Ultrasounds scans, your Chiropractor / Osteopath will discuss this with you and will be able to refer you to the appropriate service.
We know that the first visit can feel like an overload of information. To help you make sense of it all your practitioner will send you a written report on your case, detailing their assessment, diagnosis and full treatment plan. We find that when patients have a good understanding of their condition, they are often in a better position to assist recovery.
During this visit your Chiropractor will answer any questions you may have regarding the report you were sent. Treatment, as mentioned on your report, will then take place. This visit usually takes about 15-20 minutes.
Since the groundwork has been laid at the first two appointments, follow up visits tend to take 15 minutes. Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Missed visits can interfere with the momentum necessary to make the needed changes.
We recognise your time is valuable, so we do everything possible to make your visits time efficient without compromising our high standards of care.
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