Chiropractic primarily involves the diagnosis and management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In Good Hands Chiropractic advocates quality, safe, and ethical chiropractic practic
What to expect at your first appointment
A thorough health history will be taken and you will be asked about your presenting complaint. One of our Petersham chiropractors will examine your standing posture, taking you through some gentle movements, and possibly use special tests to determine the cause of your symptoms. They will then explain your diagnosis and treatment plan, especially tailored to you. Treatment often involves specific massage or stretching of soft tissues (e.g. muscles, tendons, and ligaments) and specific adjustments, gentle mobilisation of joints, to improve movement and promote healing. Your chiropractor may advise on exercise, posture, diet, and hot/cold therapies and may suggest modifying your activities to increase the treatment’s short and long-term effectiveness.
How long does it take to treat a condition
Sometimes it is difficult to accurately gauge the time it will take someone to get better. Some patients start to notice differences straight after the first treatment. Others, depending on their condition, may need 4 to 6 treatments before they start feeling a change. However, at each consultation, your case is reviewed to make sure you’re getting the best course of treatment.