Chiropractic is the largest drug-free health care profession in the world. Chiropractors focus on working with you body.
What does a chiropractor do on your first visit?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time with your forms filled out. Upon arriving for your first chiropractic visit, or Initial Consultation, you will be greeted by our friendly Chiropractic Assistant and we will prepare the form/s you have filled out.
These forms give you a chance to explain to us why you’re seeking our help, and help us to build a picture of your health.
Your Chiropractor will take you through and conduct a detailed health history. Following this you will be asked to change into a gown, and your Chiropractor will conduct extensive postural, orthopaedic, and neurologic tests which may include digital scanning.
The combination of your history, tests and scans help us to accurately determine the health of your spine and nerve system and realistically determine your potential for improved function, and better health.
Should you require X-rays, you will be given a referral to do so before you leave our practice.
Your second visit
The second chiropractic visit is known as the Report of Findings. Ideally this visit takes place within 48 hours of your first visit. Please bring your spinal x-rays in with you if you have not already brought them to us for your Chiropractor to analyse.
Your Chiropractor will then give you a thorough report detailing the results of your scans, your x-rays, and the examination findings from your first visit. Your Chiropractor will then discuss a personalised plan of action. This may include recommendations for care, exercises, nutrition and supplementation, or referral should this be required. If your Chiropractor has determined that Chiropractic care is appropriate for you, you may have your first adjustment.
During this appointment you will be provided with a lot of information both in regards to the Chiropractic care that we provide and about your health specifically. We understand that there is a lot to take in! Please remember that you can ask questions at any time during your appointment or you can call or email at any time should you have any queries.
At the end of this appointment one of our friendly Chiropractic Assistants will make your next appointment as required.
Your third visit
Your third appointment typically takes place within 48 hour of your second visit. You will be asked for feedback from your Chiropractor about your response to your first adjustment. You will then have your spine assessed and adjusted as required. At this point your Chiropractor will have enough information about how well your spine & nervous system has responded to confirm the appropriate schedule of care for you. Again this is an opportunity to ask questions should you have any.
Regular visits to Body in Balance Chiropractic
During a regular chiropractic visit you will be taken from the reception area to the adjusting room and asked to relax lying face down on the adjustment table in order for your body to relax prior to your adjustments. Regular adjustments are typically very time efficient, however this can vary depending on your body’s requirements at that appointment.