Why your first visit is an important one:
Your first visit is the opportunity for your Chiropractor to discover everything important about your injury. Your Chiropractor will make a detailed examination of your problem area, discuss with you their findings, and then recommend the best course of action for you. 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 are most likely to have got it, and how Chiropractic can help.
Treatment can involve a number of different techniques. If suitable, the primary technique used is joint manipulation, which involves gentle specific adjustments of the joints 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 such as massage, and other physical modalities such as dry needling (a form of acupuncture), all carefully selected to suit the particular injury.
All courses of treatment are individually constructed to get you back to functioning at your best, as soon as is possible. Every course of treatment is supported by self-help instruction programs for you 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 you’ve made a full recovery. This empowers you, the patient, to keep on track and make your recovery permanent.