The first appointment lasts 90 minutes to allow the chiropractor time to discuss the reason you have come, obtain a full description of your symptoms, take a comprehensive health history and carry out a physical examination to make sure that chiropractic is suitable for you. Treatment includes adjustments of the bones and joints, mobilisation and muscle release.
The chiropractor may also give you postural, lifestyle and rehabilitation advice to minimise the recurrence of your problem. Once the course of treatment is completed, the chiropractor will discuss maintenance care with you if appropriate.
In order for the chiropractor to feel your bones and joints, you will need to wear light clothing or underwear, or if you prefer, you may wear a gown that will be provided.
You are advised not to do any long drives or strenuous activities such as sport, exercise classes, housework or carrying heavy shopping within 48 hours after a treatment as the adjustments continue to have an effect on the body.