What To Expect

What to Expect on your first visit to your chiropractor in Maylands

A warm welcome is number one on our list; we know only too well that you are likely to be a little apprehensive at your first visit to a chiropractor; not knowing what to expect can often make any of us a little nervous.

On your first visit the first thing we'll do is to prepare your file and establish a detailed history of your overall health. Next your Chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and a series of tests. Then, if necessary, your Chiropractor may also refer you for x-ray or other investigations to provide more detailed information about a specific condition. Combining all this information gives us a clearer picture to be able to deliver the best possible recommendations and care for you.

You can be confident that, before this happens, we'll talk to you about your proposed care, the available alternatives and any potential risks associated with our recommendations. The more you understand about the chiropractic process, the better the results are likely to be. We'll also talk to you about our recommendations for your follow-up appointments and future care.

Your Second Visit to our office

Report of Findings

On your second visit to Marslen Chiropractic Centre we may need to spend a little more time to discuss with you our recommendations. Your care may have begun on your initial visit or may begin on this visit. If you have returned with x-rays these will be examined and discussed, along with specific recommendations as to the most appropriate action to take in caring for your needs. You will have the opportunity to question and discuss your case and communicate your health goals so we can understand your priorities.

Approaches to Chiropractic Care

  1. Symptomatic Care - This stage of care is aimed at addressing your immediate concerns as quickly as possible. This is often the most intensive stage of care, and focusses on reducing pain and increasing mobility and function as quickly as possible.
  2. Corrective/rehabilitative Care – Many conditions may have been present for more than 3 months (chronic). Continued care may be necessary for a period of time to address the more embedded underlying causes, helping to retrain how your spine moves, increase strength and condition and so help prevent relapses or similar injuries later.

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