New patients – what to expect

Stafford Chiropractic Clinic specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. This includes the treatment of: low back pain, neck pain, trapped nerves and sciatica, headaches, shoulder pain, joint pain and arthritis, wrist and hand injuries, hip, knee and ankle problems, sports injuries. Our goal is to help you achieve pure health.

 

First Visit

This will usually take about 1 hour and will include your therapist making a detailed assessment of your health. They will ask questions about your current complaint, your medical history and overall health and wellbeing.

Following this your chiropractor will carry out a physical examination. The results of the examination combined with your history will allow us to formulate a diagnosis.

Once a diagnosis has been reached your chiropractor will spend time discussing with you:

  • Results of your examination
  • The diagnosis reached
  • The recommended care plan, including treatment, exercises and lifestyle changes which may assist your recovery
  • Any further investigations, if necessary

Only when you are happy with everything that has been discussed chiropractic treatment will begin.

 

Ongoing Treatment

Chiropractic care often involves a series of visits, your chiropractor will discuss your programme of care with you and tailor this to suit your individual needs.

To ensure you get the best results we may recommend and use a variety of treatment techniques, including

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Myofascial dry needling
  • Soft tissue work and instrument assisted myofascial release
  • Kinesio taping
  • Low level laser therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Ergonomic and postural advice
  • Rehabilitative exercises

We endeavour to provide you with as much information as possible regarding your treatment to keep you fully informed however we do encourage you to ask any questions you may have regarding any aspect of your care and well-being throughout your time with us.

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