Frequently Asked Questions
Does Chiropractic hurt?
The audible cracking sounds that are usually associated with Chiropractic are not normally associated with the McTimoney technique. In sacro occipital technique, there are no strong adjustments that cause the cracking sounds either. Both techniques are known to be very gentle and easy to receive.
What should I expect on my first visit?
The Chiropractor will take a full case history on your first visit. All testing will be done to enable the Chiropractor to make the appropriate diagnosis and create your treatment plan.
On your first visit, if possible the Chiropractor will treat you with gentle manipulations to help any discomfort. It is advisable to wear light clothing or bring some along with you shorts or leggings so that the Chiropractor can assess you more easily and treat you.
If you have any questions or concerns, the Chiropractor will talk with you through everything fully before treatment commences.
How many treatments will I need?
Every body is different and responds in different ways depending on age, lifestyle, level of fitness, how long you have had the problem, the nature of the problem and how well you follow the aftercare advice.
If a problem is less than 6 weeks old, and you are suffering from the acute symptoms then generally there is usually a 4-8 weeks resolution. If the case is more chronic then it may take longer. Those that are looking for wellbeing care may choose to come every 4-12 weeks.
Do I need a GP referral?
No. Chiropractic is private and you can refer yourself for treatment. As primary care practitioners, Chiropractors work closely with GP’s and other healthcare professionals. If the Chiropractor discovers or suspects a condition which requires medical intervention, then they will refer you to your GP. You may be referred for an x-ray or MRI scan if necessary in order to fully assess your condition.
Can I use my private medical insurance?
Yes, we are recognised by most major medical insurance companies so please check with us. You may need a GP referral in order to claim for treatment, please check with your insurance provider.