What to expect when you visit our London Chiropractor?
A typical visit to our London Chiropractor includes an initial intake, physical exam, treatment, and follow-up plan.
Initial Chiropractic Consultation
The physical exam typically includes a variety of assessments, such as range of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, muscle strength comparisons, and neurological and orthopedic tests focused on the main complaint.
What goes into a chiropractic treatment plan?
- The extent of your injury or irritation
- Your general health
- The condition of your spine as affected by age and previous injury
- What your goals are
In the initial consultation, your chiropractor will tell you the status of your condition and recommend an approach to care.
What is a typical chiropractic treatment?
“Chiropractic Adjustments” are usually the central part of chiropractic treatment. The chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints. In other words, an adjustment involves a lot more than simply opening up a joint.
Your London Chiropractor will most often make these adjustments to the spine, but he or she might adjust other joints, such as the ankle, knee, wrist, elbow, or shoulder in order to restore structural alignment or to improve joint function. Again, proper structure is necessary for proper function, and proper extremity function is an important part of healthy daily living.
If you can’t tolerate the manual adjustments, you may instead receive mild or non-force techniques.
Adjustments are often accompanied by non-manual therapies such as application of heat or ice, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle advice.