Before having Chiropractic, Osteopathy or Sports Massage treatments you may have some questions.
Here a some of the most commonly asked ones.
No, treatment is not painful, when performed by a qualified professional. If acute muscle spasm is present over the area to be treated, you may feel some short-term discomfort. If your problem has been untreated for a long time, you may experience some post-treatment soreness. This will soon pass as your body begins to adjust. Your practitioner will be able to tell you if this is likely to happen and how to minimise any discomfort.
This will depend on the individual problem, how long you’ve had it, how bad it is and how many areas and tissues are affected. Whilst every patient reacts differently, your practitioner will be able to advise you on your likely recovery time. In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Most patients do express feeling ‘better’ or ‘lighter’ after just one or two treatments, but in general, the longer you’ve had it, the longer it will take to get it sorted. Your commitment to the recommended treatment plan, home exercises and any diet or lifestyle adjustments will also determine your treatment outcome and your long term benefits from care.
This is very much dependent on each individual case. A simple strain for example would be quicker to treat than a more complicated condition that has been present for many years. At your first visit your practitioner will give you as clear an idea as they can as to how long you can expect it to take.
If your practitioner recommends a course of care they will also explain the various payment options available to you. Discounts are calculated over the entire course of care but are applied to the final appointments.
Yes, treatment is suitable and safe throughout the pregnancy, and after giving birth. Treatment can help with common problems associated with pregnancy such as pain in the back, pelvis and rib cage.
You can read more about treatment for Pregnancy, Babies and Children here.
Treatment is remarkably safe when it is carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. Our practitioners are trained to recognise conditions which require referral to, after assessing individual circumstances can treat you even after surgery.
Yes. One of the consequences of ordinary Osteoarthritis or Spondylosis is that the joints become stiff and painful. By improving the mobility of the joints physical treatment can minimise the pain associated.
There are differences in technique and approach, as well as some similarities. Practitioners usually employ a variety of both manipulative and non-manipulative techniques. Chiropractors are trained and qualified to take and interpret x-rays. The important factor is that the practitioner is well-qualified. Both professions now have statutory regulation.
We are registered with most major insurance companies, including Simply Health, WPA and Aviva. Some policies require a referral from your GP.
Patients intending to claim the cost of their treatment through their health insurance provider are advised to check with their providers for their procedure. The clinic does not deal directly with any providers. Patients will also be required to pay for they treatments and claim the cost back themselves. Full itemised receipts are issued for this purpose.
Our Initial Consultation and our Report of Findings appointments are both 30 minutes long. All follow-up chiropractic and osteopathy appointment times vary. A routine appointment is allocated 10 minutes and all special appointments are allocated 20 minutes, however your practitioner will decide on the exact time needed to carry out the necessary treatment. You will always receive the time required to carryout the necessary adjustments and care. Appointments are charged per session as opposed to time allocated.