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What to Expect

First Visit :: Consultation and Examination

1. Questionnaire

2. Medical History

3. Examination

Range of motion, spinal function, orthopaedic exam, neurological exam, observation of your tongue, pulse and body diagnosis.

4. Postural assessment and weight distribution.

When the body is positioned correctly there is a minimal strain on the muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints, your internal organs are not compressed, blood vessels are not pressed, nerves are not irritated. This allows your body to function at its best.

This balanced position causes the least strain on your spine and its supporting muscles and ligaments. For example if your head is just 2cms forward of this balanced position it increases the strain on your shoulder and neck muscles 10 times.

Increasing the stress and strain on your spine in this way can contribute significantly to a number of painful or limiting dysfunctions in your spine. These include arthritis and degenerative changes, disc injuries, nerve irritation and muscle and ligament injury. For this postural assessment the Spinal Assessment Machine is used which also measures the weight distribution between your feet.

5. Computer spinal scanning

The Thames Clinic uses the latest healthcare technologies in order to accurately assess the function of your nervous system. These non invasive scans are carried out before starting care, and regularly while under care, in order to monitor each person’s progress.

6. X-RAY

The clinic has the latest high frequency X-ray equipment. Your specific condition may require us to take X-rays to assist us in developing the most effective care plan for you

Regular Visits :: Follow up

Allow 20 minutes for each regular visit. We will assess and adjust your whole spine as appropriate.

If you think that you or a loved one is a good candidate for chiropractic care, contact The Thames Clinic to arrange a thorough examination in our practice.


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