After completing the initial paperwork, your acupuncturist will begin by taking a full 'case history' including past medical records and details of any previous injuries.
In order to pinpoint your problem, your practitioner will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. Then, a variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine the cause of your pain. Fully clothed examination and treatment are available at your request.
1.Taking the First Steps
Your call will come through to our friendly, well trained reception staff who will find a convenient time for you to come in to the clinic.
When you arrive, we will need to go through a little paperwork to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
2.Report of Findings
Once your case has been discussed and you have been examined, your practitioner will explain in detail your diagnosis and recommend a personalized treatment plan. After your practitioner has explained your condition in detail, your treatment can start.
Acupuncture involves the use of fine needles into the skin in defined areas, improving mobility and relieving pain. Treatment aims at improving joint and muscle function. Acupuncture restores movement whilst massage and stretching of tight muscles allows for comfortable return to normal activities.
You can find more details about treatment of your particular condition in the links on the home page.
Before leaving, you'll be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be carried out at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises. Your acupuncturist will discuss the results of your examination with you and create a plan to resolve your problem.
5.What happens next?
To keep your body working as it should, we offer practical advise on lifestyle, ergonomics at work and in the home and exercise. Regular treatment in the first few weeks is essential to the process. We arrange our treatments around your schedule. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed at this time.
Like going to the dentist, once you are pain free, we suggest occasional check-ups to prevent relapse. For complete healing of the spine, rehabilitation with our expert therapists will help you regain confidence in your body through specialist exercise, specifically designed for you.