Chiropractors in Oakleigh : What to Expect

What to Expect On Your First Visit

When you arrive to our clinic you will find parking on site. You’ll be met with a warm greeting by one of our chiropractic assistant on front desk, who will provide you with a case history form for your completion.

After you have filled in a health history form, you will meet with one of our chiropractors,

Dr Sam or Dr Kathryn, who will discuss your health concerns and your history. They will then complete an examination that is relevant to your case.

Examination

Alongside the various functional, orthopedic, postural and chiropractic assessments that are used by Dr’s Sam and Kathryn, they also utilise surface electromyography (sEMG) and spinal X-rays were necessary.

sEMG stands for surface electromyography. It is a completely safe, painless and non-invasive method of evaluating the health of your spine by measuring the electrical activity of the paraspinal muscles (the muscles closest to the spine). This gives us information about the state of the spinal nerves as they relate to the spine, its balance and its alignment.

Spinal X-rays (radiographs) may be taken to determine whether there is any pathology, trauma or pre-existing structural faults of the spine which may lead to misalignments (vertebral subluxation complexes) of the spinal bones.

Please allow 45 minutes for your first appointment

At the end of your visit we recommend you make another appointment so we can present your results and explain our care recommendations.

Dr Sam or Dr Kathryn will explain, in detail the findings from your initial consultation, X-rays, sEMG Scan and your physical and chiropractic examination findings. They will also make recommendations of care, designed to help you get well and stay well.

After your Report of Findings you will receive your first chiropractic treatment.

This visit can take up to 30 minutes.

Depending on which Chiropractor you choose to see in our practice will depend on the specific type of Chiropractic care you will receive.