Your First Visit

Report of findings
Your first visit will normally last between 45 minutes and an hour.

During that time your chiropractor will take a full case history, give you a thorough physical examination, including orthopaedic and neurological tests, and if necessary refer you to your GP. So you can be sure that you are in the right place.

Before the start of your treatment, your chiropractor will explain clearly and in detail, the results of your initial examination, using models and computer images where necessary. So that you can understand how and why you’re experiencing your problem.

Your chiropractor will then explain the proposed treatment plan, and what you are likely to feel, both during and after your treatment. At this stage your chiropractor can give you a guide to how long it will take to achieve your health goals. So you can plan ahead.

Your first treatment usually involves you laying on your front, side, or back on the treatment couch whilst your adjustments are being done. Then your chiropractor may use either soft tissue massage techniques or ultra-sound on the surrounding areas; depending what your individual case requires.

At the end of your first treatment, your chiropractor will give you specific, relevant advice to help speed up your healing process in between treatments. So you can confidently know what to do to speed up your recovery, or if you’re feeling sore.

At Merthyr chiropractic clinic we want you to feel comfortable and confident in our service at all times, so if you have any questions, at any time, we will gladly answer them for you.