We are open and are continuing to treat patients in clinic.
We have a range of safety protocols in place to help keep our patients and our team safe; and will be continuing to monitor advice from the government and the governing bodies relating to our therapies.
Before you arrive for your first appointment you will receive, via email, a COVID declaration form to tell you a bit more about these, and also for you to confirm you are not displaying any COVID symptoms and have not come into contact with someone who has contracted the virus. From your second appointment onwards, you will receive a text message two days before your appointment, asking you to contact the clinic if you or a close contact have COVID symptoms.
We ask that if you have driven to the clinic, you wait in your vehicle in our car park and your practitioner will collect you at the time of your appointment. If you do not have your own vehicle then we have a sheltered outdoor waiting area, to the side of the clinic.
When you come into the clinic for your appointment, you will have your temperature taken and be asked to wear a mask. Your practitioner will also be wearing PPE for your appointment. Any questions you have, or if you are mask exempt please do let us know.
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Before your visit you will be sent an intake form to complete, which will ask some questions about your condition and also record your medical history for your practitioner.
Your first visit will take between 45 minutes and an hour. The appointment starts with an opportunity for you to tell your practitioner about your symptoms and explain what you would like from your care. After listening to your concerns your Chiropractor 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 straight away. If your case requires further imaging e.g. x-rays, MRI scans or Ultrasounds scans, your Chiropractor 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.
We are often asked 'what is appropriate to wear to your appointment?'. Our answer is comfortable, and loose-fitting clothing. Loose-fitting clothing allows your therapist to observe the area, whilst you can stay clothed.
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