What To Expect On Your First Visit.
A warm welcome is number one on our list; we know that you may be a little apprehensive at your first visit to a chiropractor; not knowing what to expect can often make any of us a little nervous.
However, with Coolum Family Chiropractic, the moment you enter our warm, friendly environment you will be made to feel totally at ease. Our experienced team will do whatever it takes to ensure that your visit with us is a pleasant one.
When you arrive the first thing we’ll do is ask you to fill out a detailed history of your overall health.
Next, you will have a consultation with your Chiropractor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for your Chiropractor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your Chiropractor will complete an examination incorporating functional orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic tests to ascertain exactly what is causing your problem.
However, all the tests are quite gentle, and nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may directly refer you for X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions.
Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves. Combining all this information gives us a clearer picture to be able to deliver the best possible recommendations for your health.
Report of Examination Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your Chiropractor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, your Chiropractor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Your Chiropractor will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
If chiropractic care is the right choice for you, your Chiropractor may give you your first adjustment right away. You can be confident that, before this happens, we’ll talk to you about your proposed care, the available alternatives and any potential risks associated with our recommendations.
The more you understand about the chiropractic process, the better the results are likely to be. We’ll also talk to you about our recommendations for your follow-up appointment and future care.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to have your first adjustment. At Coolum Family Chiropractic, we use a variety of techniques, including the latest, advanced gentle chiropractic techniques, which allows us to tailor the care for each individual, from newborns to the elderly (read about our Services and Techniques, for more info on our techniques).