What should I wear to my first appointment?
Loose fitting clothes are fine. We will ask you to perform a series of range of movement tests and postures and its best not to feel too constricted.
Will I have to take my clothes off?
We do not ask patients to get undressed as a matter of course, however in some instances we may need to expose an area of skin to examine and treat it more effectively. In these instances, female patients will be offered a gown to wear.
I've heard that chiropractors click bones. What is this?
When you hear a click, this is called a chiropractic adjustment. It is simply the release of gas from the joint when pressure is released (it a similar effect to the pop when when you open a bottle of champagne).
Will it hurt?
Contrary to popular opinion, spinal manipulation is generally comfortable. Where there is inflammation, there may be some tenderness following treatment. This usually lasts less than 24 hours. Tolerance to adjustment is individual and chiropractors will always strive to work within the limitations set by their patients. Your chiropractor will advise you of ways to reduce the inflammatory reaction after your treatment.
Do I have to be clicked?
As we said above, we always strive to work within the limitations set by our patients. There are lots of different ways to release joint and muscle tension so if you have concerns about being adjusted just talk to your chiropractor and they will be happy to adapt treatment to suit your individual needs.
How old do I have to be to see a chiropractor?
There is no such thing as 'too young' or 'too old'. At the moment, our youngest patient has been only a few hours old and our current oldest patient is in their ninetieth decade.
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Yes! In fact many Mum's to be come to us during pregnancy to get help with a diverse range of problems such as pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis pain, upper back pain, headaches and many more. The treatment that we use in pregnancy is very gentle and is aimed at supporting the ligaments and muscles of the pelvis to help give Mums a fit and healthy pregnancy.
Will I have to have x-rays taken?
As part of the chiropractic degree program, chiropractors are fully qualified to take and read x-rays. We do not have onsite x-ray facilities at The Barn, so if we feel x-rays are necessary, you will be referred either to your GP or privately. If you have already had x-rays taken, please bring them along to your first appointment.
How long do the treatment sessions last?
The first appointment is one hour and subsequent appointments are thirty minutes.
What payment methods can I use?
We are happy to accept cash, cheque and most credit/debit cards (not American Express). You can also pay online if you book via our online booking system using Stripe.
Can I claim treatment costs through my health insurance provider?
We are happy to provde you an invoice so you claim your treatment costs directly from your provider. We will not invoice companies on your behalf and are not registered with BUPA or AXA PPP