Prior ta treatment the practitioner performs an in depth assessment on each patient, thus enabling to determine the site of pain, any causative factors and a specific treatment program for that person.
Chiropractors and osteopaths thoroughly evaluate the entire individual for bio mechanical, muscular, skeletal, neurological and movement integrity. Each practitioner utilises their knowledge, diagnostic skills and clinical judgement to implement the most appropriate treatment strategy. We also make use of our vast and highly trusted network of radiologists, sports doctors, GP’s, podiatrists, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health professionals to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.
We understand that there is a strong relationship between structural balance (muscle and bones) and body function. Thus, standing, walking, sitting and even sleeping postures have a profound effect on your muscular skeletal function. It is therefore critical to evaluate a patients overall structure from their feet up.
A typical initial session will involve:
- A thorough history of current and past presentations
- A physical assessment including structural, functional, orthopaedic and neurological testing
- A working diagnosis
- A treatment plan and associated prescriptions as required by the presenting complaint.