At your first Chiropractic appointment at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre, we like to spend some time getting to know you, your reasons for visiting the clinic and what you are hoping to achieve. We typically start with an informal chat, finding out information on your current and past hobies & work activities. So we can best help you, we like to build up a comprehensive personal history which can include details on any past injuries, current medication and any related conditions, some of these details may not seem relevant, however they can be beneficial to the Chiropractor when building a complete picture of who you are, why your symptoms may have started and how we can best help you.
Checklist for new or returning Chiropractic patients:
If you haven’t visited the Health Centre for a few years we always like to spend time catching up, seeing what's changed and updating your personal history!
List of current medications and dosage
Details of diagnosed conditions (including dates)
Details of operations and other medical procedures (including dates)
Private medical insurance details (if applicable)
We will then perform a physical examination to get a good overview of how your body is aligned, how your joints are moving and work out what is causing your symptoms. The physical can include assessing your joint range of motion, muscle strength, gait, skin sensations, neurological function and perform some specific orthopaedic tests. If necessary we will also run through a cardiovascular, respiratory and abdominal screening. These tests will help us get an overall view of your health and help us with our diagnosis.
We will then explain the findings from our tests and explain our full care plan – if you are still happy we can proceed with treatment.
What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?
Chiropractic treatment typically invloves specific adjustments to individual vertebrae to help encourage optimal joint alignment and movement, the the aim of settling irritastion which can occur from joint resriction and imbalance; however our Chiropractic appointments can involve many different forms of care. For most patients adjustments are just one part of the care plan, we also provide education, exercises and stretches so you to help encourage faster and more long-term changes.
Chiropractic care can include;
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Posture correction
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Life style advice
First Chiropractic Appointment
Not sure whether Chiropractic is the right option for you?
If you’re unsure whether Chiropractic treatment is the right option for you, please come in for a Free Spine Check where we can discuss the reason for your visit, perform a brief examination and explain how we may be able to help. To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01903 734373, or click below to book online.