Relieve Pain Prevent Recurrence
Our Approach is Simple – We get Results for You!
First we must reduce the painful symptoms, then improve the function of the injured area and finally help you maintain the improvements with a full return to all your activities and living life to the full. It takes experience and skill to achieve this and at our clinics we expect results within minimal treatment sessions!
We understand that you are in considerable pain and nervous when you first come to our clinics. We will do our best to explain the reason for the pain and then help you to become more comfortable. Sometimes when you are in acute pain treatment will be slightly uncomfortable it is vital that you let your practitioner know this and they will do their best to modify their approach to your problem. It is very important that treatment works within the limits of your tolerance. Otherwise treatment will be too much for you and will not achieve the best results.
Depending on your symptoms, their severity, their duration, your lifestyle, there are different choices of treatment that will be appropriate for you. We will endeavour to approach your symptoms with a clear plan and effective treatment.
Are You Appropriate For Treatment?
Thorough assessment and examination are required to make an accurate diagnosis and this determines appropriate treatment. If we do not feel that Chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you, we will direct you appropriately, either your GP or specialist referral for further investigations.
The First Step;
At the beginning of each session your posture and movement will be checked and then rechecked post treatment. We expect quick results at our clinics, this is important as it lets us know that we are targeting the right tissues in the right way. Being able to positively impact your symptoms is the essential first step. Relief within the first session is what we try to achieve however this is not always easy to achieve when you are in acute pain! We will give you essential pain relief advice to continue after your treatments.
The Second Step;
To maintain the improvements. There are a number of reasons why your improvements from treatment do not hold.
If it was a short term simple problem and you are generally fit and healthy, getting you out of pain is enough and your body will do the rest!
However if you have a chronic (long term) problem you may require strengthening for muscular imbalances or postural correction. Sometimes your Pain/Spasm Cycle can be so severe and established (severe pain for many months or years) that it is difficult to break this pattern. We will then use a number of different approaches to gain sustained relief for you. This ranges from specific exercises and home advice to taping techniques.
In some severe cases we will work in conjunction with prescribed medication to help break this painful cycle.
Very importantly, we recognise when pain recurs due to an underlying cause. Every individual is different and getting the best and quickest results for everyone is an extremely skilled task. Our practitioners will achieve this with clear goal setting, effective treatments and constant reassessment.
Step 3 – Your Choice
When you have achieved symptomatic relief, which is maintained, there are then a number of different options that may suit you. You can discuss these with your practitioner and find the appropriate route for you. However Its Your Choice!
- Discharged from Care– Where you have no previous history or your problem was short lived and you have no underlying structural changes or weakness, this is the path for you.
- Specific Exercise Rehabilitation– Where you have weakness, asymmetry of strength or musclcular imbalances we would recommend that you undergo this pathway. This can be taught within the clinic. We are linked with ARC Active to provide this service. Your practitioner and ARC trainer will discuss the best option for you.
- SER & Treatment– Where you have weakness, asymmetry of strength or poor muscle patterning in addition to chronic and longstanding due to underlying structural changes i.e. Disc Herniations, Osteoarthritic Changes or Scoliosis you may well require treatment alongside your exercises. Spacing between treatment sessions and long term treatment will depend on how well you progress with the exercises. It is important to emphasise that our role is only to inform and advise you as to the best option for you. Whatever your choice is, we will be there to provide the treatment that you require. Ultimately the only thing that matters is that you are happy with your care.
- Maintenance Treatment– Treatment that occurs on an ongoing basis is called “Maintenance”. Just like you have your car regularly serviced, some people find that regular sessions allow them to continuing functioning pain free. This allows you to live your life to the fullest. These sessions can occur from as close together as every month to as far apart as 6 months. It all depends on what works best for you!