Chiropractic (and McTimoney Chiropractic) is a type of physical therapy designed to help improve the functioning of the musculoskeletal system, and in particular the spine. The purpose of chiropractic care is to help relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility. Your Chiropractor may also offer advice on health and lifestyle issues as well as offering post-treatment rehabilitative exercise programs.

What will happen on my first visit?chiropractic adjustment II

The session will begin with the practitioner taking a full lifestyle and medical history, followed by a detailed description of any presenting conditions that may need treating, as well as any specific treatment goals and requests. Providing that there are no medical reasons that would prevent treatment the practitioner will then explain the results of their examination, the treatment and treatment plan they intend to employ, and any possible reactions to the treatment that may be experienced. If during the consultation, it is deemed inappropriate for you to receive treatment, you will be advised of this and may be referred to an alternative practitioner of a more suitable technique. If your Chiropractor discovers or suspects a condition which requires medical assessment and intervention, they will refer you to your GP.

  • Chiropractors take a holistic approach to your health and well-being, they consider symptoms in the context of your full medical history, lifestyle and personal circumstances
  • Chiropractors emphasize a patient-centred, hands-on approach, striving toward early intervention, with treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Chiropractors liaise with other health practitioners, including GPs, consultant physicians, surgeons, and other complementary health practitioners
  • Chiropractors are concerned with the treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine and nervous system.
  • Chiropractic treatment at Chiros Health Clinic involves gentle techniques applied to the spine and other joints. Where applicable a number of soft tissue techniques are applied to the tendons, ligaments and muscles.

Assessment activities include:shoulder-adjustment

  • Taking detailed medical histories, including information on previous injuries, surgery, general health and lifestyle
  • Conducting physical examinations of patients, focusing on the spine and posture, and noting the range of movement
  • Checking blood pressure and performing other tests such as neurological and orthopaedic examinations

The Chiros Health Clinic also:

  • Keeps secure, accurate and confidential clinical records
  • Liaises with other healthcare practitioners, referring patients requiring other, specific, medical attention
  • Ensures all the chiropractors undertake continuing professional development, through training

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Nick Richmond DC MMCA MCC
Catherine Lewis