Plan of Care

  1. Is Change Possible? – The first appointment is all about looking to see if change is possible.
  2. The Second appointment is about a reminder of the findings of the first appointment, and to guide you about reasonable expectations of a course of Chiropractic Care for you. 
  3. The Third Appointment is ideal to have your questions answered that have developed since your first visit. 
  4. Symptomatic Improvement or normalisation usually occurs in the first 1-4 weeks
  5. Your course of Chiropractic will be designed over a 4 month period lasting beyond symptom relief to facilitate muscle repair (1) and therefore reinjury (tertiary) prevention.
  6. Old habits die hard. Support and Care for you to get through your change process likely around 2-12 weeks.
  7. Your ‘new biomechanical normal’ (at 2-3 months) happens subconsciously… Disease (2) and Deconditioning (3) can cause muscle patterns to go wrong in the first instance…
  8. Maintenance Care where applicable (4), could be as frequent as 12 times a year or as infrequent as an annual check up. For some, reoccurrences are to be expected.
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References:

  1. HIdes JA, Richardson CA and Jull GA (1996). Multifidus Muscle Recovery is Not Automatic after Resolution of Acute First Episode. Spine 21(23) 2763-9
  2.  Hisayoshi Murai et al (2009) Altered Firing Pattern of Muscle During Exercise in Chronic Heart Failure. Physiology 587 (11) 2613-22
  3. Lehman G (2006) Trunk and Hip Muscle Recruitment Patterns During The Prone Leg Raise Following an Ankle Sprain Injury (deconditioning). Chiropractic and Osteopathy 14 4
  4. Eklund A et al (2018) Effectiveness of Chiropractic Maintenance Care A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial. PLOS One 13 (9) e0203029
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