CHIROPRACTIC

Mike Stockbridge 

A Professional and Registered Chiropractor in Farnham with 20 years of experience.

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YOUR NEW PATIENT CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

This is your Initial Consultation, Assessment & Diagnosis.  What happens in your first appointment?

In your first visit as a New Patient, Mike will ask about your presenting problem and take a detailed medical history, so that he knows what has happened to you in the past.  Then he will carry out a detailed examination of your spine and joints, including postural, muscle, orthopaedic and neurological tests.  He may find that x-rays are needed, depending of specific criteria that indicate the need for an x-ray (these are done at a cooperating clinic).  At the end of your first session, Mike will analyse his findings to draw up a diagnosis and your personal treatment plan, in order to present and explain this to you as a written and pictorial report at your second visit (normally the next day), when you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  After you are fully informed about your condition and how he is going to treat you, you are then asked to give your consent, so that treatment can start.

TREATMENT

After the chiropractor has informed you of his findings and his diagnosis, then the First Treatment can start.

'Chiropractic Treatment' is really a package of care, comprising joint manipulation and a host of auxiliary methods, to treat the whole body as a single connected entity, rather than treating complaints in isolation.  One part of the body will always affect the next part, and this forms the essence of holistic care.  Alongside Chiropractic (hand adjustment of the spine and joints), Mike uses Drop bench techniques, Activator, Trigger Point Therapy and SOT (Sacro-Occipital Therapy).  Depending on the patient's condition, he may also use Medical/Western Acupuncture (Dry Needling) Ultrasound, KinesioTaping, Electrotherapies,  Post-contraction Stretches and Deep Tissue Massage, amongst others.  During the space of each treatment session, he can use any of these auxiliary methods in which he is trained, in a combination appropriate to your condition.  Mike will periodically Re-Examine you, comparing quantified measurements with your first examination, in order to assess your progress, and then report these findings back to you.  This will provide you with evidence of the effects of the treatment.

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CONTINUED CARE

Patient-Centered Treatment

We take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment. Through our years of experience, we’ve found that Continued Care is a crucial part of the recovery process. At our Clinic we advocate a policy of progression through from acute symptomatic treatment, to joint correction, through to preventative healthcare, encouraging patients to think not only of short-term pain-relief, but to consider it in much the same way as the health benefits of going to your dentist regularly. After the initial stage of getting you out of pain, it is important to think about the benefits of a maintenance and a personal exercise programme, given to you by Mike, in order to stop the problem returning, and to keep your body working for you at its optimum level.

Contact us to find out more about our services.