How soon can you see me?
We try to give you an appointment within 48 hours but sometimes due to the urgency of your request it may be with the chiropractor you do not usually see. This does not cause a problem for us as we work so closely with each other and all cases are discussed at length.
Do I have to undress?
Yes you will be asked to undress to your underwear, ladies are provided with a gown and gentlemen can bring a pair of shorts to change into if they would like.
Do I need to see a chiropractor?
Please feel free to telephone the clinic and talk to our receptionists. If you would like to talk to one of the chiropractors they will telephone you as soon as they can and you can discuss your issues with them. The can advise if chiropractic treatment is likely to be beneficial or they can direct you to another practitioner if they feel chiropractic would not be appropriate.
Will I be treated on my first visit?
Yes, however this does depend on your complaint and occasionally the chiropractor will find it appropriate to refer you for further investigations before treatment commences.
How many treatments will I need? Will I have to keep coming back?
This is entirely based on your condition, how severe it is and how long you have had problems. Everyone’s needs are different. We endeavour to make improvements as soon as possible, so on average if no improvement is seen after 4-6 treatments we will refer you to your GP or a suitable specialist. We want to see positive results as eagerly as you do so we will NEVER give you excessive treatment when no improvement is experienced. Our aim is to get your body functioning better and decrease your pain as soon as possible so you can continue with your life.
Do I have to pay up front for a course of treatment?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Initially we have no idea what your complaint is or how long it will take to improve so you pay for treatment when you have it. You may only need a couple of treatments so paying for a course of treatment would be highly inappropriate.
Will it hurt?
Examination of painful areas can be uncomfortable but during our examination we will try to keep the discomfort to a minimum and treatment of painful areas will be conducted at a level that is acceptable to you and the treatment will therefore be adapted accordingly. We will advise you of correct after care procedures to help with the pain level, such as using ice packs and medication. We also ask you not to ‘try out’ the system following treatment especially if you are feeling better. This means do not bend or twist the joints as this will cause damage or inflammation.
Can I claim from my private health insurance?
Yes. Please inform the reception staff as soon as possible and they will help and advise you how to claim as all insurance companies have different criteria and some need a GP referral to us before you start treatment.