What to expect

Initial Assessment Visit
Your first visit with us (assessment visit) will take anything from 30 mins to an hour of your time.

Our first concern is to indentify what is wrong.  Our 5 year training programme in the UK provides us with the skills necessary to check for signs of any serious conditions for which you would need to go to your GP or to hospital.

You will be given a confidential form to complete which will help to capture your medical details and tell us a little more about you and your back ground and history.

Your chiropractor will then ask some important questions about the type of pain or discomfort you are in and complete a history of your condition.

After this point, if your Chiropractor thinks that Chiropractic care may be suitable for you, a thorough assessment will be carried out. You will be offered a gown to wear or alternatively you may bring some loose fitting clothes. Parts of the assessment may include taking your blood pressure, looking closely at your posture, and examining in detail the areas of your spine or joints that have been giving you some discomfort. These tests will be standard orthopaedic and neurological tests and are designed to rule in or out more serious conditions and help determine a diagnosis for your condition.

As Chiropractors we are always looking to determine the cause of your condition, so that we can help you to prevent it recurring. 

At the end of the assessment your condition or diagnosis will be explained in detail and your treatment options will be discussed with you including the Risks and Benefits of these. 

Treatment Visit
Treatment visits will take approximately 20 minutes. You may need more or less time than this depending on your condition. Your Chiropractor will determine this with you. Chiropractic treatment is gentle and drug-free, it may take the form of gentle manipulation or mobilisation of the joints either or in your spine or in other areas of your body. In addition your muscles surrounding those joints may be moved or stretched. After your treatment exercises/postural/nutritional advice may be discussed and a plan implemented for you at home or at the gym to follow regarding exercises and or postural help.

FREE 15 MINUTES INITIAL CONSULTATION
Everyone visiting Abbey Chiropractic is entitled to a FREE 15 Minutes Initial Consultation.
This visit can be used to find out more about Chiropractic Care, to ask any questions you have about treatment or assessment,  to discuss any ongoing pain or problems you have, or history of a condition you are experiencing and to come in and meet us!.   

REASSESSMENT VISITS
If you are having Chiropractic treatment, your original problems/diagnosis will be reviewed regularly to determine whether you are responding to Chiropractic Care. This review may also take the form of completing some questionnaires.