Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house; certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care at a decreasing visit frequency at this stage, and this depends on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments and advice on exercise and so forth, to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor, often once per month to once every three months, based on your lifestyle, goals and of course on your health.
Infection control and COVID-19
We take safety seriously, both yours and our own, and have in place a system for protecting all of us against transmission of disease, such as COVID-19. We use personal protective equipment as advised by the government and our regulating body, and frequently disinfect all surfaces that have been in contact with patients. We have social distancing protocols in place, and ample space for waiting without close contact to others. We have extended appointment times to enable time for disinfection between each appointment, and we offer optional video consultations for everyone, especially the vulnerable. The clinic provides hand sanitiser in all waiting and consulting rooms and in the lobby. We advise people to not bring friends or family along to the clinic at the present time in order to minimise social contact.