It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to fill in the proper forms. The consultation will take approximately 30-45 minutes.
The purpose of your consultation with the doctor is to discuss your health goals and see if chiropractic treatment is likely to help you.
At Complete Care Health we explain everything first and if you have any questions regarding your care please do not hesitate to ask.
The first visit consists of a comprehensive health history, physical examination, and may include your report of findings (diagnosis), management plan, consent and treatment.
(On rare occasions you may not be treated on your first visit if further investigation is required)
- Health history:
Involves comprehensive questions about your general health, presenting complaint and health goals.
- Physical examination:
Involves a comprehensive health analysis and may include blood pressure, posture, strength, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic assessment. (other assessments such as ankle or cardiovascular exams are also performed if necessary).
In general, a thorough physical examination will identify the cause of your problem but if it does not, further investigation such as X-rays may be required.
- Report of Findings:
Involves an analysis of your health history and examination findings. During your Report of Findings the doctor will go over any abnormalities which were indicated by the results of your examination.
The doctor will come to a diagnosis and make recommendations designed to help your complaint and improve your overall health and wellness. (This may involve referral to another healthcare provider)
A program of care will be specifically designed for you, along with any lifestyles changes. (however, every person responds differently to treatment and your program may change depending on your needs)
A regular office visit requires 15-20 minutes.
It includes a thorough assessment of your current status (i.e. no symptoms, mild pain, etc) then a focused assessment of your problem area (lower back, knee, elbow, neck) and finally treatment (which is can be a chiropractic adjustment but can also can include gentle mobilisation, dry needling, stretching, balance / proprioceptive training or electrotherapies / ultrasound / muscle stimulation)
Like a regular workout at the gym, chiropractic therapy builds on previous visits, therefore it is important to adhere to the management plan. Ancillary advice such as rest, stretching, exercises, relaxation, dietary changes, bracing and supplementation will also be given for time to time.