New Patient Information

The Chiropractor’s first concern is to find the underlying cause of your problem, which may not always be located where you are feeling pain or discomfort.

The Chiropractor will start by introducing themselves and going through a full case history, not just about the pain or complaint that may have brought you to the clinic, but also about your past medical history. Some of this may seem irrelevant to you but these details can be extremely important to the Chiropractor. A full picture of your current and past medical history is often needed to establish if chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition. If chiropractic care is not indicated for you, you will be referred to your GP or other healthcare professional.

If appropriate, after gaining consent, the Chiropractor will go through a physical examination which may include orthopaedic, neurological and postural tests. This will allow the chiropractor to build up an understanding about the aetiology of your symptoms and to support you in providing the best plan of management that is possible.

The chiropractor will then explain their findings, likely diagnosis and together your will formulate a plan of management that is appropriate to your needs. The plan of management may include advice about lifestyle, posture, stretches or exercises. Occasionally, x-rays, MRI or further testing is indicated to help with the diagnosis. It might be that the results from this may indicate that a different form of treatment would be more suitable. This will be explained to you before any treatment begins.

We would advise wearing lose fitting relaxed clothing to your chiropractic appointment. A gown will be provided and will be available for all sessions if needed.

Care Response

When you book your first appointment, we will ask you for an email address. This will enable us to send you appointment reminders as well as keeping you up to date with current promotions or offers.

 The clinic also uses “Care Response” which is an online system for tracking your progress through the course of treatment. Once you have booked your appointment, you will receive an email from Care Response with a link to an online questionnaire about your condition. There will then be follow up emails at various points throughout the course of treatment.

This allows us to monitor your progress and improvement, as well as feeding data anonymously back to Care Response, who use it for research into the benefits of chiropractic. Care Response is voluntary, so please let us know if you would like us not to register your email address with them.