On your first visit our practitioners will take a full medical history and discuss any current health problems.
It is then important to examine your body’s framework. Depending on the location of the problem it is usually necessary to make a full examination of the spine or the region where there is pain. This may involve undressing to underwear or shorts and a t-shirt. You are very welcome to bring along a chaperone. Your comfort is very important to us.
The actual examination will depend on your symptoms. For example, it may include neurological or circulatory tests. It will always include palpation, which is a way of feeling the body tissues to identify problem areas. The areas local to where you experience symptoms, and those that are connected mechanically to that area, are likely to be palpated.
We then discuss our findings and treatment plan with you, and propose the best method of treatment. According to your needs and preference, this could vary from soft tissue techniques or joint articulation and manipulation, or more subtle techniques.. We may also provide postural advice and rehabilitative exercises may also be prescribed.