What to wear
Comfortable clothing that does not impede movement is important. Shorts or leggings are ideal for the lower body and singlets are ideal for the upper body.
Gowns are provided.
what to bring
Any previous imaging or scans that may have already been performed.
Your private health insurance card, so that you may claim your private health rebate 'on-the-spot' using our HICAPs facility.
Your medicare card and referral letter if you have been referred by your GP.
Your referring doctors details and referral letter if you are a DVA patient.
intake forms and health history
The first step in your assessment is for us to take a thorough health history.
Your health history begins with our intake forms.
Initial physical examination and assessment
After taking your history and discussing your health goals, your chiropractor will perform a number of relevant tests and examination procedures in order to establish the best way for us to help you.
Naturally, someone presenting for vertigo or a balance disorder will undergo a different assessment to someone who wants to improve his or her golf swing, or someone who presents for low back pain or migraine.
In most cases, initial assessments will usually consist of a whole body movement assessment to give us a baseline of your general movement health. Based on this overview, more regional specific movement assessments will be performed, followed by more localised testing that consist of relevant orthopaedic, neurologic and functional tests. If indicated, diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI may be ordered.
By starting with an overall movement assessment and progressively narrowing our focus, we may better see how dysfunction in one region of your body might be causing compensatory changes elsewhere.