What to Expect on Your First Visit?
You will be asked for a detailed case history by your practitioner. This will include information about your symptoms and medical background. You may feel some of this is irrelevant to your problem, but bear with us, the more your practitioner knows the easier it is for them to help.
After the case history, which will normally take between 5 and 10 minutes, you will be asked to undress to your underwear, so your practitioner can see the problem area and posture. The examination will involve asking you to do some movements, so that any limitations can be noted. This will help the practitioner make a more accurate diagnosis.
Remember undressing is not compulsory. From our point of view, being able to see the problem area is a great help e.g. if you have an elbow problem it is useful for us to see the shoulder/neck as well, since the symptoms may be referred. If you feel uncomfortable about undressing please discuss this with your practitioner.
When the postural examination is finished, your practitioner may also carry out a number of medical tests, such as reflexes.
After the examination your practitioner will make a diagnosis, and explain what type of treatment they feel will help to decrease your symptoms and discuss a treatment plan.
In some instances your practitioner may be unable to make a diagnosis or offer assistance. In such cases you may be referred to another agency for further investigations such as an x-ray.
If at anytime during treatment you find any of the techniques uncomfortable please don’t hesitate to tell your practitioner.
After treatment, you may experience transient discomfort or an aggravation of your symptoms. This is a normal part of your body’s reaction to the treatment. If you are at all concerned about your reaction, please phone your practitioner.
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