What to Expect

What To Expect From Your First & Subsequent Treatments

1) Consultation

Your first appointment at the clinic is considered an initial appointment. An initial appointment begins with a case history and consultation which provides us with subjective information about your health, the nature of your complaint, and why you’re seeking treatment. To do this we use an acronym SOCRATES. This stands for site, onset, character, radiation, associated symptoms, timeline, exacerbating and relieving factors, and severity. In addition to these questions, we may ask you about your general health, family history and social history.

  • Case history and consultation

  • Hopes, expectations and motivation for treatment

  • Care plan and management plan

2) Examination

Following the case history and consultation is the assessment and examination process. This typically consists of postural examination, movements of the spine, movements of peripheral joints, feeling for affected muscles, functional tests and orthopedic tests. The examination is a really important part of the whole treatment process because not only does it enables us to determine what muscles and joints are being effected, but what therapy techniques or combination of techniques will produce the best results.

  • Examination of standing and moving posture.

  • Examination of the spine & peripheral joints.

  • Examination of specific muscles & certain movements.

3) Treatment

Unless you specify a specific type of therapy, your treatment will usually consist of a combination of therapies and techniques. These may or may not include, manipulative techniques, massage therapy, acupuncture, exercises, stretches, electrotherapy and kinesiology taping. However, the techniques will always depend upon your preferences and will never include any therapies or techniques that you may not be comfortable with. During the treatment you will be wearing appropriate clothing and will be draped in towels at all times.

  • Treatment consists of a combination of therapies and techniques

  • May include manipulative techniques, massage and acupuncture
  • Covered in towels at all times during treatment

4) Management Plan

Your management plan is our plan of action and how we intend to get you feeling better beyond your first treatment. Your management plan is usually agreed upon during your first visit and will provide us with a sense of clarity, direction and purpose. Your management plan will provide you with an indication of how many treatments you are likely to need, how much it is likely to cost you, and when you are likely to feel better. In addition, it will highlight any areas that requires you to take action such as exercise or stretching.

  • Our plan of action and how we intend to get you feeling better.

  • Will provide us with a sense of clarity, direction and purpose.

  • Usually agreed upon during your first visit.

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Why Choose Healthy Bodies Clinic?

If you’re searching for a practitioner that has the knowledge, experience and passion to help you, then Healthy Bodies Clinic is the place for you. Our practitioners are highly competent, experienced and motivated individuals that can help you achieve not only a thorough understanding of your complaint, but also long lasting relief utilizing a combination of effective therapies and self management advice.