Your visit

Your first visit

 

Before your first appointment, Patricia will ask you to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire.

At your first appointment, Patricia will discuss the contents of the questionnaire with you before carrying out a physical examination that will include assessment of three areas:

  • orthopaedic (to identify problems with your musculoskeletal system)
  • neurological (to identify problems with your nervous system)
  • chiropractic (to identify problems with your joints/bones)

 

The results of these tests will help Patricia to form a diagnosis.

Depending on the nature of your condition it may be necessary to refer you for x-rays/laboratory tests to determine if you have arthritis, disc degeneration, diseases or conditions that need referral to another specialist.

 

Patricia will then:

  • Offer the prognosis (what your recovery will be like)
  • Explain the treatment plan (an indication of how many treatments you will need and what the treatment will comprise of)
  • Offer advice on nutrition, exercise, posture, ergonomics (the way you sit at your desk/computer, alternative medicines and therapies, how you can help yourself

Subsequent Visits

Subsequent treatments are 45 minutes in duration. It is important to me to ensure that appointment times are adhered to so that you day is not disrupted unduly.

How long will a course of treatment take?

Genetically we are all different. Therefore, responses to treatment can vary. A personalised treatment plan is determined for you based on your specific needs.

What can I expect?

It is common to experience a change in location of symptoms such as pain during the course of treatment. This is often due to a change in weightbearing that occurs due to the effects of chiropractic treatments. Pain is not always a bad thing, it is considered a warning signal for your body’s sensory system. Be aware of these signals and bring them to my attention during your treatment schedule.

Payment

Is due at the end of each treatment. Methods of payment are by bank transfer, cheque with a bank’s guarantee card or cash.

Infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and care settings
(including SARS-CoV-2)

The clinic is open and appointments are available for new and existing patients.

Please do not request or attend a face to face appointment if you have any
seasonal respiratory infections (including Covid 19), cold/flu like symptoms or generally feeling unwell, i.e. runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, fever, fatigue, body aches, nausea or vomiting/diarrhoea?

Chaperones should also be aware that they will be asked to complete a health questionnaire (to confirm they are symptom free of seasonal respiratory infections)

Please contact Patricia on 07974 118475 if you have any questions about this requirement.