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New Patients at Pickford Chiropractic Clinic

Your First Visit

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Welcome to Pickford Chiropractic Clinic! The first visit has 3 steps which are combined but can be separated on request.

  • Ring for an Appointment: The chiropractic assistant will organise a suitable time for your initial consultation with one of our female or male chiropractors. If you prefer a specific technique, manual or instrument adjusting, please ask!
  • Initial Consultation: You will be asked to fill out some forms with personal details, past health history and presenting problems. Once completed, you will be moved into a private room. Your chiropractor will introduce themselves and ask some questions to determine that you are in the right place. You may ask your own questions and discuss any concerns you have at this time. We do reserve the right to retain your information for our records.
  •  The Examination: The examination depends on many factors and it may involve you having to put on a gown to allow proper examination. Your modesty will be of the utmost importance throughout the examination. At this point you may be referred for radiographic examination for further assessment. We refer to a medical radiologist for our films as they are covered by Medicare. These x-rays are received by the practice via the internet and the 2nd appointment is scheduled accordingly.
Chiropractic can always be of benefit to your health, but some health complaints require priority which may be addressed better by our medical colleagues. If you situation requires another type of professional, we will refer you to them. If we are unable to help or you decide not to proceed, there is no charge.

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Your Second Visit

The chiropractor will go over your x-rays and you will be given a written report of findings (ROF) and discuss levels of care. At this point, you will also receive your first adjustment. Your level of care is usually split into 3 areas: Relief, Rehabilitative and Wellness care, all as distinct steps.

  • Relief Care: Visits are frequent and the aim is to reduce the cause of your pain as quickly as possible.
  • Rehabilitation Care: Visits are less frequent as the pain has disappeared though often the cause is still present.
  • Wellness Care: Detecting issues long before you feel any pain, and maintaining your body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Progress Visits

Progress visits will monitor how you’re responding to treatment. It’s impossible to predict how you will respond to chiropractic care, as everyone is different. It is at this point that we are able to make a more accurate assessment of your recovery.

You may feel better after a short course of adjustments, but it’s like going to the gym, once you stop, you lose progress you have made. Your body’s health is not just the absence of pain but its ability to function naturally and repair itself.

Get Started Today

Contact our team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon!



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