Your first visit
So what can I expect?
At your first consultation with
Robert, you will discuss yourself, your health
and your motives for coming to a chiropractor.
You will discuss the pain
or complaint that you are suffering from and also
your past history. Some of the questions may seem
irrelevant but it is extremely important for Robert
to establish an overall picture of your health
in order provide the appropriate chiropractic
care. It may be that chiropractic is not suitable
for you, in which case Robert will refer you to
your GP or a relevant specialist.
After completing your case history, Robert
will examine you. The examination will mainly
concentrate on your joints, muscles and nervous
system. However, in some cases it will be necessary
to check your heart, lungs and abdomen to check
for other causes of your problem. This check up
is normal procedure in a chiropractic clinic but
if it is felt that you would benefit from a more
thorough examination, you will be referred to
After the examination you may be
offered treatment, although this can be delayed
for a few days if Robert needs to take X-rays
or obtain further information from your GP. Gowns
are made available for you to wear both during
the examination and any subsequent treatments.
Before your treatment begins, Robert
will explain, in simple language, what your problem
is and how it can be treated. He will also describe
what you should expect after your first adjustment.
It may be beneficial for you to change your lifestyle
or diet and if this is necessary, Robert will
discuss this with you. He will also advise you
on exercises that will help your condition improve.