On arrival our health care assistant will ask you to fill out a detailed medical history. This comprehensive review of your condition and medical history is important. It will help the practitioner to properly address your health concerns.
The Chiropractor will conduct the examination, which will usually include:
– An assessment of your posture to see how it influences your condition.
– A range of motion assessment to determine what movements are affected.
– Relevant orthopedic and neurological tests to assist in the diagnosis of your condition.
– Feeling the spine, joints and/or affected area to assess the type of injury.
– If clinically indicated a referral for X-rays.
Depending on the results of this detailed analysis necessary to help formulate a diagnosis of your condition, the Chiropractor may decide to continue with treatment or they may ask you to return at a later date particularly if X-rays need to be viewed first or more time is needed to analyse your results.
When the Chiropractor decides it is in your best interest to continue with treatment they will:
– Discuss your examination results and explain in simple language what the problem is.
– Discuss if chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition and how you may benefit. If it is not appropriate the chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate health care practitioner.
– Recommend your best treatment options.
– Commence treatment with your permission.