What to Expect
Your First Visit to live! Chiropractic
A warm welcome is number one on our list; we know only too well that you are likely to 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 Live! Chiropractic, your Chiropractor in Applecross, 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 to prepare your file and establish a detailed history of your overall health. Next your Chiropractor will perform a thorough examination incorporating orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic tests. Then, if necessary, your Chiropractor may also refer you for x-rays to provide more detailed information about a specific condition. Xrays can be bulk billed using your Medicare card. Combining all this information gives us a clearer picture to be able to deliver the best possible recommendations for your health.
You can be confident that before your first adjustment 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. .
Your Second Visit to live! Chiropractic
The Report of Findings gives you a detailed explanation of Chiropractic care and how it is relevant to your individual situation. Your Chiropractor will make specific recommendations as to the most appropriate action to take in stabilising and correcting your condition. You will have the opportunity to question and discuss your case and communicate your health goals so we can understand your priorities. This visit is normally when you will receive your first Chiropractic adjustment.
It is often at this stage that many people realise Chiropractic care offers much more than originally thought. It soon becomes apparent that you don't need symptoms in order to benefit from Chiropractic care. Friends and family are regularly introduced to the improved quality of life that regular Chiropractic care offers as a result of this discovery.
Approaches to Chiropractic Care
Initial Care - This stage of care is aimed at reducing your pain or improving function as quickly as possible. This is usually the most intensive stage of care, and aims to restore joint function and control inflammation as quickly as possible.
Corrective Care - Corrective care addresses the long-term, bad habits of your spinal movement. It can help retrain how your spine moves. It can also help prevent relapses or similar injuries later. Corrective care requires consistent, regular adjustments over weeks or months, depending on the case. At pre-determined intervals, full progress examinations take place in order to measure your progress.
Health or Wellness Care - As part of a natural, healthy lifestyle, people recognize that in addition to nutrition, exercise and emotional balance, proper body function is essential for good health. Regular chiropractic check-ups help ensure that the body continues to work at its best and sorts out any minor issues before they become symptomatic. Just like tending your garden or maintaining your car, little bits often reduce the need for major overhauls.
Note - This is intended as a guide only and will vary depending on how quickly you respond to care. Remember... The body’s healing methods are complex and thorough. They take time. Patience and perseverance are essential.