FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Not everything is common knowledge, so here's some help!

A chiropractic adjustment is a specific, controlled force is a precise direction that is applied to a joint that is not moving properly. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct alignment and restore correct movement to the joint.

The popping noise heard on adjustments is the sound of gas releasing from within the joint. Chiropractic adjustment affect the connective tissues that hold the joint together.

Generally no! Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled skilled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. In most cases patients will report immediate relief following an adjustment. In rare cases discomforts have been reported. In these cases,your chiropractor will advise as necessary if this is the situation.

This will depend on where the pain is that you are experiencing. If clothes need to be removed, a gown will be provided.

Yes! Unless advised otherwise by your chiropractor, you can train or compete after your adjustment. Chiropractic encourages movement where possible! In the case of an acute injury, a short rest period may be recommended.

This will depend on where you had surgery. It is best to consult with your chiropractor before attending for treatment. Generally, if you have had abdominal or pelvic surgery, it is advised to refrain from lower back adjustments for 6 weeks to allow healing of the surgical area.

Treatments will vary on a case by case basis. Following your initial consultation, your chiropractor will recommend a programme specifically tailored to you.

Yes! Chiropractic adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each woman who attends. Chiropractic has been shown to improve the pregnancy experience, make delivery easier and promote post pregnancy healing.

Consultation:

Once your appointment is confirmed, a detailed consultation form will be emailed to you which we ask that you fill in and send back to us before your appointment. This will involve a detailed history of your presenting condition and any other medical history you may have.

If you have any previous MRI Scan or X-rays, please bring your disc or results.

Chiropractic Exam:

Once at the clinic a thorough chiropractic exam includes tests such as

*Range of motion

*Muscle tone and strength

*Orthopeadic testing

*Neurological testing

*Posture analysis

Where medically necessary, referral for further diagnostic studies may be required, which will take place at an outside facility or with your GP.

Once all the findings are combined and a diagnosis is established, your chiropractor will determine if the condition is suitable for chiropractic care.

At Head 2 Toe Chiropractic & Physiotherapy, we will sit with each person and

*Explain the diagnosed condition

*Provide an individualised chiropractic treatment plan

*Where appropriate or requested, we will consult with each client’s health care professional

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