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What to Expect at Messenger Chiropractic

You will immediately feel at home the moment you walk in the door.
If you’ve ever gone to a social event where you didn’t know anyone, you know how uncomfortable that can make you feel. Our goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension and make you feel at home.

Since chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before, it’s important that our relationship can go the distance. We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance. No surprises!

The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better results you’ll enjoy. It’s as simple as that.

First Visit

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The first visit is a 1 hour consultation where we will check your spine, pelvis and health right through. So leave an hour of your time for this crucial visit. Make sure you bring any relevant documents or films that may help the Chiropractor make informed decisions.

You will first be greeted by our friendly staff who will get you to fill in our health questionnaire. Then your Chiropractor will call you into the consulting room to discuss your health related concerns. This includes current and past histories, and relevant family history.

Full Physical Examination

Once it is determined this is a Chiropractic case we will continue to have you gowned for a full physical examination. This may involve an aggravation of your symptoms as we need to find out what is happening to the body. As our clinic has a holistic approach, your Chiropractor will do tests and ranges of motion for the whole spine and body, not just your area of pain, as there may be a possibility the root cause is coming from elsewhere.

Personalised Treatment Regime

If there are no findings that suggest the need for further examination then your Chiropractor may determine that it is safe to proceed. Our Chiropractors possess a wide range of techniques to help the body to heal. From simple advice, to soft tissue work, to Chiropractic adjustments, your Chiropractor will hone and prescribe a personalised treatment regime just for you.

Finally, you will be told some dos and don’ts to help your body heal. Once changed, you will proceed to the front desk to organize your second appointment 1 or 2 days later.

Then once payment is collected you will take heed to your Chiropractors recommendations and look forward to your next appointment!


Second Visit

woman recieving an adjustment
At your first visit you may have been asked to get some radiographs of your spine. During the second visit your Chiropractor will go through these films with you and explain more about how it relates to you and what is required to regain and maintain ultimate health. He will then continue to check and adjust your spine, body and other tissues, modifying techniques if necessary to adapt for changes and suit your individual needs

Regular Visits

A typical office visit is a 15 minute appointment. Your chiropractor re-checks and adjusts your spine and continues with the program prescribed, modifying and adapting techniques as the need occurs as you regain your health and functional stability.

Progress Examination

A progress examination is performed every 12th visit which involves revisiting the physical examination in your first visit and seeing the changes made since starting Chiropractic!

Ready to get started? Please call our Maddington office to arrange a time so that we may meet you and discuss your particular health issue. (08) 6161 2793.


New Patient Centre | (08) 6161 2793