During an initial consultation with a chiropractor they will conduct a physical examination, including a series of tests to assess the patient's range of motion, muscle strength, and reflexes. After the examination, the chiropractor will discuss their findings with the patient and explain their proposed treatment plan. This may include adjustments, exercises, and other therapies. The patient will also be given any necessary care instructions. The first visit usually takes around 45 minutes.
A regular visit with a chiropractor typically begins with a brief check-in and review of the patient's symptoms since the last visit. The chiropractor will then perform any necessary adjustments to the patient's spine or other joints. The adjustments will be tailored to the patient's specific needs and may include manual manipulation, mobilization, or other techniques. After the adjustments, the chiropractor may give the patient exercises or other therapeutic recommendations to help maintain the gains made during the visit. The patient will also be given any necessary care instructions. The duration of a regular visit can vary, but it usually lasts around 15-30 minutes
A re-examination with a chiropractor is typically conducted after a certain period of time (usually around 4-6 weeks) of the initial treatment to evaluate the effectiveness of the care provided and to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. During a re-examination, the chiropractor will review the patient's progress and current symptoms. The chiropractor may conduct a physical examination, including a series of tests to assess the patient's range of motion, muscle strength and reflexes. Based on the findings, the chiropractor will adjust the treatment plan as needed, which may include changes to the frequency or type of adjustments, exercises, or other therapies. The re-examination usually takes around 30 minutes.