Due to Coronovirus Mason Chiropractic has in put in place precautions. On your first visit you will be asked about your general medical history in order to provide the best possible care tailored to your circumstances. You will also be given a thorough examination and a series of orthopoedic tests in order to establish the nature of your current condition and how it affects your life.
Given the current circumstances your medical history may be taken via telephone or a skype call before treatment. This cuts down on the face to face contact between patient and practitioner. Existing patients will be triaged via one of these ways before treatment is booked. Patients will have their temperature taken before treatment and will be required to wear a face mask and gloves which will be provided. The Chiropractor will be wearing a face mask, apron and gloves. Patients are required to wear a face mask, which can be provided.
Please allow up to half an hour for the history and a half hour for the physical appointment. For this appointment and be prepared to undress to your underwear, you will be offered a gown.
History and examination
This will include questions about your medical history including any injuries. If you have any recent XRay, CT or MRI reports it would be helpful if you could bring these with you. A variety of orthopaedic tests will be performed to determine what parts of your body are affected and to what extent. Given the current situation you may be asked to perform these movements yourself.
You will be given a working diagnosis of your condition, probable cause and the treatment that is recommended for you.
Same day treatment
Once the examination is complete, patients will generally have their first treatment during the same visit unless further medical information is needed; whereas the treatment would be put off for a more suitable time.
If, following examination I feel that your condition is not one which will benefit from chiropractic treatment I will advise you of this and you will only be charged for the assessment (£20).
You will be given advice about ways in which you can help your recovery between treatment. This may include eg the appropriate applications of ice or heat; postural advice; avoidance of certain activities; or home exercises.
A course of treatment will be recommended depending on the severity of your condition. Most patients attend on a weekly basis at first with appointments becoming more widely spaced as their condition improves.