Frequently Asked Questions
What will treatment involve?
Your first session (Initial Consultation and Examination) will be the longest of all your sessions as this is the one where we work out what is causing your problem. On arrival, you will be asked to fill in a form detailing your complaint. Your clinician will then run through this from with you and ask you a few more questions before conducting a full physical examination to determine the source of your pain. This will then be explained to you before treatment is applied if you so wish. This session usually takes approximately 45 - 60 minutes.
Any treatment sessions after this (Follow-up Treatment) usually only take 20-30 minutes and will involve whichever treatment methods have been agreed upon. How many follow-up sessions you will need will be discussed during your sessions as it does depend on your complaint.
Treatment itself may involve a few different modalities including adjustments/spinal manipulation therapy, massage and soft tissue release including IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation), stretching, mobilisations and acupuncture/dry needling, depending on your complaint and what you and your clinician decide is best for you. All these modalities will be fully explained to you prior to treatment.
Will I have to take my clothes off?
As a rule, no, you will not need to undress. There may be certain circumstances where you may be asked to remove an item for ease of treatment but the utmost care will be taken to ensure your comfort. It may be advisable to either wear or bring with you some comfortable clothes e.g. shorts and a vest top to make treatment easier.
Will treatment hurt me?
Generally treatment is quite quick and usually pain-free. However, there are certain treatments that do involve some discomfort, however they are usually only for a short period of time, and of course will be for your benefit in the long run.
Can I bring someone with me?
Of course you can. If you feel you would like someone to accompany you to your treatment or if you would be more comfortable with someone else in the room with you, you may bring whoever you please.
Do you treat children?
Yes, but only from age 10 and older. I am currently undergoing further training to be able to confidently treat younger children. There is no upper age limit on who can have treatment.