What to expect
What to expect at your appointment with a sports chiro
At Balmain Sports Chiro we are committed chiropractors who are passionate about getting his patients better and back to doing the things they enjoy without any pain. To do this, our sports chiro’s will perform these important steps:
- Ask you to complete the required new patient pre-consult forms
- Identify your medical history
- Perform a safe physical examination to find the cause of your pain or condition
- Make a formal diagnosis
- Discuss specific evidence-based treatment strategies
- Perform required treatment to relieve pain
- Educate you on self-management and rehabilitation techniques that you can do at home
- Provide you with advice and information to assist in your recovery
- Follow up with you at your next appointment.
Why is a full chiropractic history important?
All information provided at your appointment is kept confidential – your privacy is a priority. A full chiropractic history is important and the reasons for this is to:
- Establish a diagnosis
- Identify conditions that have been excluded
- Apply a specific and individualised treatment
- Indicate what is going on and how to help your condition
- Determine if the stage of the problem is acute, subacute or chronic
- Gain a sense of the patients’ function, activity and participation limitations
- Identify if chiropractic care is appropriate for the injury or pain related condition
- Understand the severity of the issue, which will guide the chiropractic physical exam
- Outline which tests are required (e.g. x-rays).
Why is a chiropractic physical exam important?
Our sports chiro’s are safe and gentle in our approach. A chiropractic physical exam is important to:
- Look at posture and identify if any deformities exist (changes in the way you holding yourself due to pain or the underlying problem)
- Assess if simple postural changes can change the way your symptoms are behaving
- Determine baseline measures that will guide treatment
- Identify if your problem responds to special tests
- Decide if a neurological examination is needed
- Establish if physical testing aligns with the diagnosis.