Your Burlington Chiropractor at Burlington Sports Therapy will perform a proper health history and examination prior to treatment. This will usually require a minimum of 30 minutes. This may include questions about your personal and family medical history, major illnesses you have experienced, previous surgeries and current medications. Your chiropractor will ask you questions about your current condition and the steps you have taken to alleviate it.
It is a great idea to bring comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit to the chiropractor, but you may be asked to change into a gown to perform some tests. These tests may include a check of your blood pressure, pulse and breathing, a test of your reflexes, strength and sensations and an analysis of your posture.
At our Burlington Chiropractic Clinic, we often refer patients for X-rays to local medical X-ray facilities. Your chiropractic examination will include an analysis of your movement. Your chiropractor will evaluate how your spine moves and will identify areas of improper joint movement. Your initial examination will also involve orthopedic testing. These are tests in which the chiropractor will move different joints of your body in an effort to diagnose your condition. Following your examination, your chiropractor will make a diagnosis, prescribe a course of treatment, and once the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually commences.
Your chiropractor will refer you to an alternate practitioner should your condition be better treated by someone else. Our Burlington Chiropractors usually require 10 to 15 minutes for subsequent treatment visits. This duration will obviously depend on the type of treatment you require.