Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our work.

Chiropractic is a registered primary health care profession. Chiropractors are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage, and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system, (bones, joints, and, muscles,). They have a specialist interest in back and neck pain. Chiropractors use a range of techniques to decrease pain, improve function, and increase mobility.

The Initial appointment includes a full patient history including past medical history, and history of current problems. The initial exam will include vitals, neurological exam, range of motion, orthopedic tests, movement screen and chiropractic exam in order to fully diagnose the problem. Following the exam you will be given a full Report of Findings, explaining the condition, recommended treatment, and expected outcome. Your therapist may laisse with your GP when further tests, imaging, or consultant referral is needed.

Treatments typically include soft tissue release, chiropractic/osteopathic articulations and manipulations, IASTM, dry needling, rehabilitative exercise, and kinesiology taping. Your treatment will be customised to your unique condition.

The Initial appointment includes a full patient history including past medical history, and history of current problems. The initial exam will include vitals, neurological exam, range of motion, orthopedic tests, movement screen and chiropractic exam in order to fully diagnose the problem. Following the exam you will be given a full Report of Findings, explaining the condition, recommended treatment, and expected outcome. Your therapist may laisse with your GP when further tests, imaging, or consultant referral is needed.

Treatments typically include soft tissue release, chiropractic/osteopathic articulations and manipulations, IASTM, dry needling, rehabilitative exercise, and kinesiology taping. Your treatment will be customised to your unique condition.

We advise to wear loose workout gear. Female patients are advised to wear a strappy bra or vest and shorts.

Please note that to properly assess and treat lower extremities and lower back pain injuries we might need you to expose those areas, therefore we recommend bringing shorts – tight legging might prevent us from being able to perform some treatment options as we are currently unable to use towels due to covid restrictions.

If your injury is running related, please bring your running shoes with you.

As with any form of treatment or exercise that is applied to muscles and joints, there can be minor short-term pain or discomfort. This short-term discomfort commonly occurs in the initial stages of treatment and quickly subsides. Most experience a sense of relief from treatment. In the initial stages this relief may be short-lived, but this relief becomes more permanent as your condition resolves with further treatment.

The likelihood of having serious side-effects from chiropractic treatment are extremely rare. The research has shown that the risk of serious complications following spinal manipulation is extremely low. If your chiropractor identifies any possible risks, other techniques can be used.

If you have any concerns about the risks or side-effects of chiropractic treatment, your chiropractor will be able to discuss these concerns with you.

Dry needling commonly referred to as Medical Acupuncture, is a form of acupuncture where a very thin single-use, sterile needle is inserted into the painful or dysfunctional muscle in order to cause localized inflammation, increase blood flow, and provide a neurological stimulation in order to decrease pain and induce healing. It has been shown to help decrease musculoskeletal pain in a variety of conditions.

Manipulation involves the chiropractor using their hands to apply a quick, precise thrust to a restrictive joint. During the manipulation there may be a popping sound (similar to the cracking sound heard when one cracks their knuckles). This is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping as pressure is released in the fluid of the joints. Chiropractic manipulation is designed to free stiff or restricted joints.

The manipulation provides neuro-muscular stimulation to muscles surrounding a joint in order to improve mobility and relieve pain.

IASTM is a form of tool assisted massage. IASTM is designed to provide a sensory stimulation to the injured or dysfunctional area in order to help the nervous system become more aware of the area. This awareness allows the patient to improve their movement in order recover from the injury.

Many private insurance companies provide reimbursement for Chiropractic services. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider or policy on the benefits of your plan. Your chiropractor will provide a receipt of services provided, fill out any required forms, and provide any documentation provided for your claim.

We currently work with Aviva, Simple Health, Vitality and WPA, please email recovery@p10.fitness for additional information or questions.

Most insurances do not cover Sports Therapy or Massage services, we advise to contact the insurer to check prior to your appointment.

Lo sentimos, pero actualmente no podemos atender a pacientes que solo hablan español. Se le pedirá que asista a la sesión con un intérprete que deberá estar presente con usted durante toda la sesión.

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