The first thing the Chiropractor will do is to ask about the health complaints that you are chiefly concerned with. The Chiropractor will also ask about your family history, health habits, other care you may have had (such as chiropractic, osteopathic, massage, physiotherapy, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your health complaint and the best way to go about resolving the problem.
A physical examination will be performed in accordance with the Chiropractor’s clinical judgement, which may include muscle and nerve tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any structural anomalies which may be affecting or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to the Chiropractor in evaluating your problem.
Following the assessment and examination, we get straight into treating your condition in most cases. This usually involves soft tissue manipulation, a targeted vibratory deep tissue technique we have adopted to help achieve better and faster relief, of the area of injury and contributing areas. We then proceed to specific chiropractic adjustments of your spine and/or other musculoskeletal areas of dysfunction.
Lastly, we give you some homework to do between visits, this usually entails a few stretches throughout your day and perhaps some recommendations on exercise and nutritional support. This is to further assist you with a better outcome and speedier recovery to your full potential and prevention of a relapse.