Before coming to see us for the first visit, you may want to write down all your concerns, so you don’t forget to mention any of them. Bring a list of any medication you take. The more information you give us, the more focussed your treatment can be. Diagnosis of your problem is often like detective work; we need to know what you have been doing with your body.
Wear appropriate clothing. Wear a loose-fitting top such as a T-shirt, and preferably elasticated trousers. Wear clothes you can move easily in and are comfortable to lie down in.
We endeavour to explain things as we go along but if there is anything you don’t understand during your visit, please speak up. Don’t be embarrassed to ask. It’s your health, and we take your health seriously.
Take your chiropractor’s advice. We are helping your body to heal itself. If we recommend exercises, try to do them as instructed. However, if any exercise causes pain, don’t do it, and tell your chiropractor.
The way you live can contribute to your pain. Your chiropractor will give you advice to help minimise the adverse effects of modern life. We try to find ways for you to do everything you want to do without risking injury.
Do you have medical insurance? Many insurance companies cover chiropractic care. Though some companies require a GP referral. Please check the small print. If you do need a GP referral you will need to see your GP to get his signature on your insurance documents before you can claim on your insurance.
Any chiropractic treatment you have before you obtain the signature cannot be claimed from your insurance (this includes your excess which can only start after you have the signature). So please check this before your first visit.
If you are unsure if chiropractic is the right option for your specific problem, want to know more about what chiropractic could do for you or just want to speak to a professional about your problem, click Book Online to arrange a Free Chat. A Free 20-minute chat with one of our chiropractors. They will be able to answer your questions.
On your first visit to Afon House, please allow yourself 60 minutes.
Generally a consultation and full examination and treatment take between 40 and 60 minutes.
To avoid any rush please make sure your car parking allows enough time.
We would rather you had the time in hand and, of course, it allows the chiropractor time to recommend the most appropriate course of treatment for your particular needs and requirements.