ABC Chiropractic Services
Initial Consultation & Examination:
On your very first visit you will have some forms to complete. The purpose of these forms is to get an idea of your health throughout your life. After the forms are completed you will see the Chiropractor who will review your information and ask further questions to help find the cause of your problem. A chiropractic examination will then be performed. This will involve testing:
Range of motion.
Nervous system function (i.e. reflexes, muscle strength and sensation testing)
Orthopaedic, neurological & other chiropractic tests.
For the examination you will be asked to wear a gown, which will be provided. Please feel free to bring in shorts if you wish.
As you age, your body accumulates layers of injuries that ultimately lead to what condition you’re experiencing now. Even if you just fell down and hurt your back this week, your outcome would depend on the stability of your body at that moment in time. We need to be aware of these bumps, falls and accidents so we can give you an accurate prognosis and provide the correct care for you.
Your lifestyle also plays an important role in your current condition and in how fast correction will be for you. For this reason, we will also need to know what you eat and drink, your activity levels, and how much mental stress you experience.
Your Initial Consultation will last around 45 minutes.
Report of Findings
Your second visit is called the ‘Report of Findings’. It is on this visit that we will explain what is going on with your body and how it got that way. We will also give you our recommendations and begin treatment.
It is often useful to have a friend or family member accompany you to this visit so that they too can understand what needs to be done and support you during the healing process. If you decide to go ahead with starting care, it is only on this visit we will start treatment.
A Report of Findings appointment is a 30 minute appointment where you will have the findings from your initial Consultation fully explained. You will also receive an information pack with your examination findings, an individualised schedule of care plan, recommended exercises and postural advice.
If you have been referred for X-rays, they will also be shown to you and fully explained to you during this appointment.