Initial Consultation (45 minutes to 1 hour)
During the first visit, the chiropractor spends time understanding the nature and history of the patient’s condition. The process includes a non-intrusive discussion of the patient’s health habits, and may include specialized tests consisting of palpation, range of motion assessment, muscle evaluation, and orthopaedic testing of the spine, nerves and muscles.
The diagnosis process is thorough and may take some time - up to 45 minutes to an hour. This allows the chiropractor to form an accurate prognosis and suggest treatment options, which will be explained to the patient. Questions regarding the patient’s condition will also be answered as-is.
Some of the treatment options include chiropractic adjustments, electrotherapies and/or specialized muscle techniques. Rehabilitation exercises, lifestyle modifications and nutritional advice will also be given alongside the care.
Subsequent Consultations (20 to 30 minutes)
Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition(s), a personalized treatment plan with an effective treatment schedule would have been structured prior during the first consult.
Each follow-up treatment conducted by the chiropractor typically takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The appointment for the next treatment slot should be made early to minimize treatment disruptions.
The chiropractor will moderate treatment intensity and schedule based on the improvements to your condition. It is highly advised to follow the chiropractor’s recommendations for optimal results.