WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR VISIT
Laying The Foundation
Spinal care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up the walls before you had a solid foundation your walls would be weak and eventually collapse, same goes for the roof and the same is also true of your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself fully and correctly. There are 3 general phases of care...
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into the clinic, the first objective is to help you'll better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body is fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to our office 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
We request that you complete our new patient forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. We can email these forms to you to bring along with you on your first appointment. To secure an initial appointment we require your date of birth, address and a contact telephone number. We can also take a £60 payment for the consultation in advance, this can be paid for over the telephone.
Next, you will have a consultation to discuss your health-related problems, concerns and potential treatment options. This initial visit is to designed for us to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how spinal care can meet your goals.
After your consultation we will perform a complete examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, pastureland physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our offices without your consent.
YOUR SECOND VISIT
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, we will provide you with a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including: How can you help me? How often do i need to come in? What will my treatment cost? After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, we will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this second appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, we can suggest a wellness program for you to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. Also, if you desire, our wellness team will work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customised wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise and maintain a positive mental state.