What To Expect
We all know how it feels to be in a social situation where everyone and everything is unfamiliar – our aim is to ensure you feel comfortable from the second you decide to visit us! As chiropractic care involves a series of sessions where each extends on the one before, we’ve outlined exactly what you can expect from your experience at NT Chiropractic Health & Wellness Centre to ensure you feel informed and at ease throughout the whole process.
YOUR HEALING BEGINS WHEN YOU WALK IN OUR DOOR
From the moment you enter NT Chiropractic Health & Wellness Centre, you'll notice that our practice is unlike any other. From friendly staff members to a comfortable environment, we are proud to serve the Darwin community. We want to be a place for families to find a better way to improve their health. The entire experience is designed with you in mind - we have hours dedicated to examinations and adjustments yet also time to welcome new patients and discuss individual care plans. Our friendly and talented staff have a genuine interest in your health that will make you feel right at home from the first moment you arrive.
Your First Visit
You should know that this visit is all about you! We are going to talk in depth about you (or your child), your health concerns and health challenges. We are also going to talk about your health goals and your reasons for attending the clinic. We want to listen to YOUR story! We want to know exactly what is going on with you, so that we can first determine whether we are the best practitioners to be addressing your health or whether we can suggest a better alternative to assist you with your situation.
If we determine we may be able to assist, we then decide exactly what examinations need to be done in order to serve you best. Your chiropractor will perform a unique physical examination tailored to you and your health needs, assessing the health of your spine, nervous system and your body's response to stress. This will allow them to determine the best approach to help you achieve your pinnacle of health!
If further information is required, we may at this point refer for additional testing including plain film x-rays or MRIs. Depending on your condition and the results of our initial tests, care may commence on this visit, although often the results from other tests are required before this can begin. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour for this visit.
Your Second Visit
On your Second Visit, we will review all of the exam findings from your initial visit and collaborate to develop a plan to regain your full health. Your chiropractor will have carefully evaluated the results of your first visit and constructed a report detailing where your health currently stands and how we believe we can improve it. We will discuss our recommendations and, if you decide to move forward with us, we will begin the first gentle adjustment. This visit will also typically last 30-45 minutes.
After the initial two visits, a typical regular visit will be shorter and may range from 10-25 minutes. But the length of the visit doesn’t lessen its value in any way! Once the foundation is laid from your initial thorough examination, your chiropractor will be able to quickly assess the status of your spine and nervous system and make brief adjustments that can dramatically improve your body’s function. Your chiropractor will also be able to discuss any health issues or concerns you may have at that time and make further recommendations.
Amongst your regular visits, your chiropractor is likely to schedule review visits to track progress and allow for any amendments that need to be made as part of your care plan. This allow both parties to keep working collaboratively toward a common goal, these can be quite an exciting visit when patients exceed or meet expectations and can also highlight areas that need more work if a patient is falling short of anticipated progress.
Patients generally appreciate having an active role in their own health optimisation process so we teach patients how to address bad habits that are causing spinal problems, implement specific exercises to strengthen their body's ability to support correct posture and develop an appreciation of the effectiveness of regular adjustments. We work together with our patients to achieve faster and more pronounced results!
How Often Do I Have To Come?
This is unique for every person. Your chiropractor will construct a plan that will ensure you get the most out of your chiropractic experience. Each visit and adjustment builds upon previous visits so regular visits usually yield greater benefits. We will make recommendations for your care plan, though it is always ultimately your decision.
Patients frequently come to us originally with some type of health crisis, a condition or symptom - often neck issues, back problems, lower back pain, disc issues or sciatica, it may also be headaches, migraines or possibly a paediatric or pregnancy related issue. Whilst these are often the reasons people first visit our centre, they tend to stay with our centre because of the overwhelmingly positive results and transformational education they receive about their health. Our patients enjoy the autonomy that comes with the tips and knowledge we provide to assist their body in its quest to heal itself and function at its best.