About Your Visit To Stockton Chiropractic Clinic
A Step-by-Step Guide
ou can call our friendly reception team on 01642 633888 to book an appointment or email us via the contact form.
If you would like to speak in further detail about your specific condition to a chiropractor before making an appointment, we will make sure that happens and you can ask any questions you like.
Current prices for Initial Assessment Consultations and Follow-Up Treatments are available in the Healthcare & Pricing section.
A summary of the steps is:
- Call or email to make an appointment for an Initial Assessment appointment. Reception can also arrange for a chat with a practitioner, if in conversation with them it is apparent that would be desirable.
- Once the Initial Assessment appointment is made we will email an Initial Assessment Questionnaire to you to begin the assessment process.
- Attend the Initial Assessment appointment (in-clinic or online as appropriate).
- Attend the Follow-Up Treatment appointments as a part of the Treatment Plan, discussed at the Initial Assessment appointment.
More details about appointment sessions are below.
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You can complete it in a few minutes in the comfort of your own home. The questionnaire, and short follow up versions as treatment continues, are a very important part of your care. They help us learn as much about you and your health, and we can measure progress during treatment.
By completing the questionnaire prior to your Initial Assessment appointment we can use your time with the chiropractor more effectively to get you the help you need.
The questionnaire collects information about your medical history, along with any relevant family medical history, previous treatments you may have had, information about your work/lifestyle and the levels of pain you have been experiencing and how the pain affects your life.
After completing it you are ready for your Initial Assessment appointment, about which you can read more below…
he Initial Assessment appointment lasts up to 1 hour and involves taking a thorough history, where we listen to you and the problems you have been experiencing. It also includes and examination. It is possible to do an examination remotely where we guide you through a range of movements, which is why it is possible for the initial assessment appointment to take place online, if needed.
We will then be in a position to give you a report of our findings and discuss options, including a plan for treatment, and practitioner that we think will best help you. The Initial Assessment appointment ensures we get to know you and your needs properly, but also enables us to make sure treatment is appropriate and safe for your individual case. So, the Initial Assessment appointment is a very thorough assessment, explanation and agreeing your needs. It is not intended as a session for treatment.
However, it may be possible to administer some initial treatment in the Initial Assessment appointment but only if it is clear:
- Treatment is appropriate and right for you.
- Treatment is safe for you.
- There is sufficient time for effective treatment.
Treatment generally commences in the Follow-Up Treatment appointment(s), about which you can read more below…
t the Initial Assessment appointment your practitioner will agree with you an individual treatment plan which will include letting you know how many Follow-Up Treatments and what home exercises/activities they think you will need. Follow-Up Treatment appointments last 20-30 minutes. Current prices for Follow-Up Treatments are available in the Healthcare & Pricing section.
The amount of days in between treatments is tailored to the individual and what will work best. To start with, treatment will focus on improving your ability to move, and reducing pain levels.
As soon as you are feeling improved, we will focus on what you want to get back to doing and tailor your management plan to support you . The treatment may involve chiropractic manipulation or mobilisation of joints, as well as soft tissue work, low level laser or acupuncture alongside advice and exercises you can do to improve the way you move and get you back doing what you love doing.
The type of treatment used will be discussed with you first to make sure you are comfortable with it.
You can find out a bit more about chiropractic in general and the treatments involved in the section ‘About Chiropractic’.