What to Expect
Consultation Appointment and Treatment Plan
The Back Room
220 Alcester Road
0121 439 2726
Consultation Appointment – New Patient
Time Required for Consultation Appointment
Please allow 30-60 minutes for the new patient consultation. Subsequent appointments are approximately 15 minutes long.
At your first appointment, our reception team will welcome you and ask you to complete a new patient questionnaire. This will provide Ben with information about your reasons for consulting a chiropractor, and any other health information which may be relevant to your care.
Your appointment will reflect the time needed to complete paperwork.
History and Examination
Ben will take a thorough history and examination. Dependent on your presenting condition, you may be asked to undress to your underwear so an accurate examination can be performed. You will be given a clinic gown to wear.
Ben will carry out a number of neurological and orthopaedic tests to pinpoint the cause of your problem.
X-rays are a vital tool in aiding the diagnosis of spinal related problems. During your history and examination Ben will determine whether X-ray imaging will be of value.
If they are required, X-rays can be quickly and safely performed in our in-house X-ray facility. Ben is a qualified radiologist as well as a chiropractor and has undertaken all necessary training to safely perform X-ray imaging at the clinic.
If deemed necessary, referral for MRI scanning can be arranged.
Report of Findings
Before any treatment is carried out, Ben will sit down with you and go through a report of examination findings.
He will explain the outcome of the orthopaedic/neurological tests carried out. He will also report on the results of any X-ray carried out and give you information about the likely diagnosis.
The various options of treatment will be discussed. The basis of treatment will be explained and any possible associated benefits or adverse effects. At this time Ben will advise you about the recommended treatment regime, or if he feels further investigations are indicated. He will also give advice on self help.
Once you are happy with Ben’s recommendations, you are ready for your first treatment. If you are in agreement, a report of findings will be sent to your GP.
Treatment plans are tailor made to suit the needs of each individual patient. Treatments include spinal manipulations (otherwise known as adjustments), soft tissue massage, use of an Activator® (a device that can painlessly help to mobilize joints), ergonomic and postural advice and rehabilitative exercise.
Individual treatment sessions last for approximately 15 minutes. The number and frequency of treatment sessions you require is subject to a number of factors. You can find out more on our FAQ page and Ben will discuss this with you at your consultation appointment.
Exercise at home (using recommended exercise plans) is almost always recommended to consolidate any chiropractic treatment and to help maintain wellness.
Your response to treatment is constantly monitored and Ben will carry out a progress report as treatment progresses. This enables him to ensure that an appropriate treatment response is occurring.
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