What to expect
When you first come into the clinic, we need to assess what’s going on and how we can best help you, and the best way to do that is through a tried and tested process of collecting information, discussion, observation and testing. We try to keep everything as friendly and relaxed as possible with plenty of cuppas as we go through everything.
We start the process off trying to get as much of the backstory as possible, finding out what has happened, why it has happened and as many of the causes as possible. We do this by taking a full medical history and then discussing things thoroughly to discover exactly what’s happening and why.
We then do a full observation and postural assessment, along with any testing we need to do on your bones and nerves, all to try to prove our theory we have developed along the way.
We then finish up with a bespoke treatment package to address any and all underlying causes to your pain. Within your bespoke treatment plan, we will address 3 different stages to your care – the relief phase, the corrective phase and the optimisation phase. Each one of these will be equally important and unique to your specific needs and will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Most people come into our clinic, initially, because of pain. So, our first priority is always to try to get you out of pain as quickly as we possibly can. The length and frequency of this phase can totally depend on how severe the underlying cause is, and as with everything in terms of treatment, is totally unique to you.
Once we have assessed the underlying causes of what’s going on and got you out of pain, we need to focus on addressing those underlying causes to ensure your body is beginning to function correctly. In this phase we address any historical injuries that will be causing your body to compensate, reducing your ability to compensate for newer injuries.
Now that we have assessed what is causing your pain, why its happening and have got your body beginning to function normally, we now start to focus on goals that you want to achieve. This could be anything from walking to the shops, playing with the grand kids or going for walks on holiday pain free right through to climbing Mount Everest and going to the Olympics. We’ve had it all! As with everything in terms of treatment, the length and intensity of this phase is very much based around your needs, but the end result is the same. Once you have reached your goals, we discharge you! Its as simple as that!