What to expect on your first visit…
Once inside our reception area, you’ll be greeted by a friendly face and offered a comfortable chair. We have a team of lovely front office staff trained in customer service to help you while you are in the clinic.
On arrival you’ll be given some paperwork to complete so that we can find out a little bit about you, what brings you into the clinic, what you might be expecting from your care and a little about your medical history. If you would like to save time , why not download these forms (below) so that you can fill them out before you come in and bring them with you to your first appointment.
Once it’s time for your consultation, the Chiropractic Assistant will show you to the next available treatment room where one of our practitioners will see you.
Your practitioner will more than likely have some other questions about your current body concern / reason for attending the clinic, so he or she will take a time to discuss these with you. At this point, your chiropractor would continue on further.
To get the full picture, these questions will normally be followed by a thorough physical examination, focussing on and around the area of complaint.
By chatting with you, the Chiropractor will gain a better understanding of what it is that you are going through. They will discuss with you what it is that they have found, how best to treat it (or what the options are), how fast you can expect to see improvement and what you might expect to happen to your body while it is healing. Once the Chiropractor has answered any questions you might have, then it’s time for your first adjustment*.
Sometimes, your Chiropractor may feel that it is necessary to investigate your condition a little further. Occasionally xrays or other types of imaging may be required, Paddington Chiropractic refers out to a couple of radiology centres who usually bulk bill for these images.
*Although Paddington Chiropractic Clinic genereally does offer treatment on the first visit, on some occasions our practitioners reserve the right to wait for further investigation eg. x rays.
First Visit Patient History Forms