The consultation is perfect if you are not sure about treatment or whether your current symptoms are appropriate for chiropractic physiotherapy treatment. This is a 15 minute discussion with your practitioner so you can meet them face to face, in the clinic setting and ask them any questions you have about your problem. They in turn can tell you what treatment would entail, how long it may take and also give you and idea as to how important your input into recovery would be.
Sometimes it can be a little disconcerting going to meet someone new, in a new environment and going through an examination and treatment. This option gives you the opportunity to meet your practitioner and be happy with them prior to proceeding with treatment.
A good history is the key to both diagnosis and treatment and in 99% of cases we can tell from a history whether or not your case is appropriate for chiropractic or physiotherapy care. Should the consultation reveal that manual therapy is not appropriate for you, we will recommend a course of action that is. If at the end of the consulation we are unsure, we would invite you for a full diagnosis as an examination would allow us to confirm this. If an examination confirms that chiropractic treatment is not the best way to manage your case then we will appropriately advise you as to whom would provide you with that care. This may include referral letters to the appropriate practitioner for you, of course with your knowledge and agreement to do so.