New Patient Information
******* We are experiencing a high demand for appointments at the moment and as a result we are only accepting a limited number of New Patient requests. We appreciate your patience at this time and we are hoping to move back to a more “normal” way of working in the coming weeks, which will allow us to see more patients and reduce the current waiting times. *******
We are very pleased that you are considering Rosyth Chiropractic Clinic to provide you with care! On booking your appointment you will be sent an email confirming the date and time, as well as some forms attached for completion. Some of the forms require an electronic signature, which you can do by using your fingertip/stylus on a smart phone/tablet; or by using the mouse/track pad on a PC or laptop. the day before your appointment you will be emailed a reminder, which will contain our Covid-19 questionnaire. It is essential that this is completed before you arrive for your appointment, so please be sure to check your email.
What to Expect
On arrival at the clinic, please put on your face mask/covering before you enter the building and then come in and find a seat in our reception – this is the first door on your right. There is no need to knock/ring the door bell, just come in the front door please. Our Chiropractor will come through and take you to one of our treatment rooms. We will discuss the forms you have completed and your medical history; this ensures we are able to advise and provide treatment as safely as possible. Certain medications and conditions will impact on the type of treatment we can give and techniques we can utilise. You will be referred to another professional if Chiropractic care is unsuitable for you.
We then discuss what has brought you to the clinic, and cover any aches and pains you have in as much detail as possible. After this you will receive a physical examination – this will consist of several things, including joint range of motion testing, joint and muscle palpation, and orthopaedic and neurological testing. Ideally, we do this with some clothing removed, and we have gowns available to wear. However, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with this, and remaining fully clothed is fine.
You will then receive a diagnosis and treatment plan from your Chiropractor. If appropriate and if there is time, you will also receive treatment in some form. We do sometimes need you to come back in for an additional appointment to complete your initial consultation – there is no additional charge for this.
An initial consultation, which includes treatment where appropriate, will last around 45 minutes. Subsequent treatments will last approximately 20 minutes. We will offer you the next available appointment, and aim to see you as soon as possible.
What to Wear
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. For men, we ask that you wear or bring shorts. For women, shorts and a vest top are ideal. Please avoid wearing skinny jeans, or any clothing that is tight – these make it difficult for us to move you around and you will be ask to remove them – again, we do have gowns for you to use.
Any treatment given is dependent on your presenting complaint, general health status and medication, and varies from patient to patient. We aim to restore function, and therefore assess the whole body – not just where you are sore. This also helps to obtain the correct diagnosis for you; pain is not always indicative of the source!
Treatment may include a combination of the following:
- Chiropractic Adjustment – this can be different from patient to patient as our Chiropractors utilise a wide range of techniques.
- Soft Tissue Work – including, but not limited to, massage if indicated and trigger point therapy
- Western Medical Acupuncture
- Kinesio or Athletic Taping
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)
- Soft Tissue Release
- Home Exercises
Do I need to consult my GP first?
No. As primary healthcare practitioners who are registered with the General Chiropractic Council, our Chiropractors are able to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions without the need for a GP referral. We will refer you to your GP if your problem is outwith our scope of practice.
Just get in touch if you have any further questions! We are always happy to answer any queries you may have – you can phone, email or send us a message on Facebook!