What to expect?
A typical initial chiropractic consultation will include a thorough case history and detailed examination to determine the need and appropriateness of chiropractic care. You will be advised if further tests are required, or if referral to another health care provider would be best in your case.
Chiropractors assess your suitability for chiropractic care, giving careful consideration to the possible health benefits available through chiropractic care in conjunction with any appropriate medical co-management of your condition.
Chiropractic examinations are usually carried out through light clothing. Chiropractic examination may include observation (eg. posture, range of motion and gait), palpation (feeling of joint movement, muscle and soft tissue tensions), standard orthopaedic and neurological tests, along with any further tests or imaging which may be indicated (eg. x-rays, thermography, sEMG, MRI).
The major purpose of the examination is to analyse the condition of your spine and nervous system and how it is functioning. The examination is a logical, step-by-step neuro-mechanical process which attempts to identify distinct and predictable patterns of functional loss.