The first visit is an important one. This visit is the opportunity for the Chiropractor to discover everything important about your injury. It is also the time when the Chiropractor will make a detailed examination of the problem area and then sit down with you to discuss the findings and recommend the best course of action. This is known as a ‘Report of Findings’. The Report of Findings will clearly outline to you what your injury is called (diagnosis), how you got it and how the Chiropractor can help.
Treatment involves a number of different techniques. If suitable, the primary technique used is joint manipulation, which involves gentle specific adjustments of the joints, done by hand, to mobilise restricted or stiffened areas of the body that are not working properly. Treatment is also supported by various types of soft tissue work and other physical modalities, all carefully selected to suit the particular injury.
All courses of treatment are individually constructed to get you back on your feet as quick as is possible. Every course of treatment is supported by self-help instruction programs to follow at home or at work which aids your recovery and ultimately prevents recurrence of the initial injury, even after the course of treatment has concluded and the patient has made a full recovery. This enables the patient themselves to keep on track and make a permanent recovery.