They will begin your consultation with a discussion about you, your health and your reasons for seeking chiropractic care. This will take approximately 30 minutes during which time you will have a thorough case history taken, which will cover both your presenting complaint and any past medical/health history.
If the chiropractor feels that chiropractic care is not suitable for you, you will be referred to your GP or to another specialist. Your details remain confidential and no one will have access to them without your prior permission.
On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to read information pertinent to your first visit, fill out a form with your personal details, and on receipt of written consent, the consultation and examination will begin.
If you have any problems, our friendly receptionists will happily assist you.
The examination will concentrate on your neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints) as well as other systems that are deemed clinically appropriate such as your heart (cardiovascular), lungs (respiratory) and abdomen. This is to rule out other potential reasons for your complaint; this thorough check up is a normal procedure in a chiropractic clinic. Gowns are made available for you to wear for the examination, as well as any following treatments.
After the initial consultation and examination, your chiropractor may offer you treatment almost immediately. However, it may be delayed for a day or two if he/she needs to take or view X-rays, perform urine tests or obtain further information from your GP, for example blood test results, and where appropriate, refer you for an MRI/CT scan. These may also be organised through the NHS, via your GP, but may result in a waiting time. If we do not require x-rays or further tests, treatment may be offered on the first day.
You will be given a report of our examination findings in a clear and concise manner. You will be advised as to how many treatments you will need and what the costs are likely to be. Exercises either done at home or in our rehabilitation gym will be taught to help you avoid experiencing a recurrence of your problem.
To book your first appointment, call our clinic today on (Torbay) 01803 329799 or (Teignmouth) 01626 774222