Frequently Asked Questions
What happens on my first visit?
On arrival we offer you a selection of herbal teas or water while you fill out a health questionnaire before the consultation starts.
Once your case history is complete, we will examine you to confirm any early ideas we have about your problem. The examination will concentrate on your nerves, muscles and joints, and it may also be necessary to check other things such as your heart, lungs and abdomen to rule out any other causes. X-rays might be needed depending on your problem.
Evaluating your posture is a very important part of the examination. We use a specialized digital system called Posture Pro V. The system works by taking a picture of your posture from the front and from the side. We then run the pictures through a computer programme which analyses any displacements or misalignments of your body. Posture is a ‘window to the shape of your spine’ and we use the very latest non invasive technology to evaluate and monitor your problem.
Report of Findings
Once the examination is complete we will tell you in clear simple language what is wrong with you, what can be done about it and what you can expect when you receive treatment.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific adjustments, done by hand, to free the joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Most often, this requires a short thrust to a joint that can result in an audible release or ‘crack’ which is simply the sound of minute amounts of gases in the fluid of the joint as pressure is being released. This can usually bring some relief to the patient. Treatment will also include trigger point therapy, neuromuscular massage techniques and sometimes if needed we use dry needling techniques to relieve muscle spasm.
There is, however, no instant cure, and some patient results vary depending upon many factors such as how long you have had the problem, if you are getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition. Your Chiropractor will advise you on additional personal care such as the use of ice and postural correction exercises.
How much does it cost?
Initial consultation: £45 and includes the Chiropractic examination and treatment.
Follow up appointments: £30
Young people under 18: £30 Initial consultation; £20-25 follow up appointments.
Discounts are also provided based on individual circumstances.