Monthly Archives: February 2016

What to expect at your follow up appointment?

Dr Anneke Lees FAQs February 4, 2016 Leave a reply

Your follow-up appointment

A follow-up is generally required within a week of your first consultation to monitor progress and continue with treatment. The follow-up consultation is generally shorter and patients can expect it to take between 20 and 30 minutes.

The doctor will use a combination of the following treatment methods to relieve your pain and get you functioning at your best:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Extremity adjustments
  • Joint mobilization
  • Cervical traction
  • Lumbar traction (flexion distraction)
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Strapping (Kinesio tape)
  • T.E.N.S
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • IFC
  • Nutritional advice
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Stretching
  • Posture correction
  • Pilates

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to give us a call.

What to expect when going to your Chiropractor?

Dr Anneke Lees FAQs February 4, 2016 Leave a reply

Your 1st appointment

The first appointment is a comprehensive assessment. Patients can expect this appointment to take approximately 40 mins. It is important to dress comfortably and to arrive 5 minutes before your appointed time to complete the necessary patient information forms.

The doctor will;

  • Establish your medical history (bring any existing x-rays or scans)
  • Check vitals if necessary
  • Perform a physical examination including neurological and orthopedic tests
  • Perform a chiropractic and postural assessment
  • Diagnose your condition
  • Formulate your treatment plan
  • And proceed with your first treatment

Should the outcome of your assessment indicate the need for another specialist then the doctor will refer you accordingly.

What to expect at your follow up appointment?