Welcome to Back in Balance Chiropractic
You will be seeing our Chiropractors at either the Pearce or Palmerston clinic knowing that you are in great hands. When you arrive at our centre you will be warmly greeted by our Chiropractic Assistant. We kindly ask that you arrive 10 minutes earlier to fill out the new patient form. Then you will meet with your chiropractor for a chat about what’s brought you in and your goals. This one-on-one session allows us to gain an understanding of the nature of your problem and how it affects your life, as well as your health history.
The initial consultation will take at least 30 minutes. The Chiropractor will take a thorough case history (this can involve questions in regards to symptoms, medicines, health, lifestyle, injuries, supplements), then a comprehensive examination will be performed (postural analysis, gait, palpation, muscle testing, neurological & orthopaedic examination).
If x-rays are required you will be written a referral for the Phillip or Belconnen Medical & Dental Centre which is 5 minutes down the road from our clinic in Pearce or 12 minutes from Palmerston.
Radiographic Examination: Much information can be gained as to how well or poorly your spine is functioning and, for this reason, X-Rays are performed to assist the Chiropractor in determining whether your spine is structurally sound or whether it has any pathology (disease process) present that may affect or hinder your response to Chiropractic care. Examination of an X-Ray allows the Chiropractor to identify the unique elements of your spine so that we may provide you with the most appropriate care for your spine. X-rays are fully BULK BILLED by Medicare.
Lastly, you’ll be booked in for a follow-up appointment called your Report of Findings
Report of Findings
This visit will be scheduled as soon as possible after your first appointment. It’ll take about 20-30 minutes. During this time, your doctor will evaluate your examination and X-ray findings (if applicable) to help you understand the source of your problem. A customised course of care will be suggested to map out a clear path to your recovery. Your plan will be based on your stated goals, lifestyle habits and the severity of your condition.
Your visit will conclude with your first gentle chiropractic adjustment.
A Personalised Treatment Plan
You deserve to feel fabulous! Everyone heals at their own rate, and your improvement is influenced by your daily activities, sleep patterns, nutrition and lifestyle. Keep in mind that each visit builds on the one before.
As your Chiropractor and you have already established clear plan, these appointments will up to 10 minutes. If you have been taken to the treatment room and your Chiropractor is not with you straight away, we ask that you take your shoes, jewellery, glasses and any bulky clothes off. Please take time to lie on the table while you wait as this maybe the only moment of your day that you get to have real down time without distractions or devices. During these sessions your Chiropractor will adjust you and provide appropriate guidance/exercises according to your plan.
Long appointments are 10-20 minutes and are required for a progress examination, or if you request a long appointment to discuss your changing needs, or if the chiropractor has recommended longer appointments due to the treatment recommended.
Staying Well Informed About Your Health
A vital component of what we provide to our patients is an education about health. We want to help you in every way possible and provide handouts, brochures and spinal care classes so that you better understand what we do.
If you have not been to the clinic for 6 months, you will require to fill out a Re-examination form and undergo a Re- examination before any treatment will be performed as many things in life can happen after six months. Please allow 20 minutes for this.
If you have not been to the clinic for over a year or are an archived patient, you will be required to fill out a re-activation form. Please allow 10 minutes for this. A thorough examination will be done before you get adjusted. You may or may not get adjusted on this visit depending on the complexity of your case. Please allow at least 30 minutes for this visit.