Because of the nature of the initial examination it is important that you shower or bath and put on fairly lose clean clothing.
We will examine you fully clothed and sometimes just lift up your clothes on your top half just to see your back or lift trousers up to see your knees for example.
We will rarely ask you to get changed into hospital style gowns.
What will happen when I attend for my first visit?
The first part of the consultation is done by phone. We will ask you about your symptoms, how long you’ve had them, what makes it worse, what relieves the pain, what treatment you’ve tried and if you’ve had any accidents, falls, broken bones, surgery and anything else you think we should know.
Your answers will be noted on a special set of forms we have devised.
Then we can explain about posture and how that leads to pain and explain how the treatment works, and what we have available. We will then invite you to attend a physical examination and 1st treatment session either the same day or within a day or two.
This will be your face to face consultation.
What will happen during my face to face consultation?
We will ask you to complete the short form we started over the phone, about your health, medication, hobbies/sports/occupation or any operations or accidents you have had in the past and any treatment you have had.
Your Chiropractor will come into reception and greet you and take you to one of our assessment rooms. We look at your posture and give you a physical examination (fully clothed) which will include some tests/assessments which will help us identify what is causing your pain or discomfort. If we feel that x-rays are necessary, we will request them through your doctor. We will then explain what is wrong and what we can do to help and give you a diagnosis and treatment plan needed to sort out the problem.
If you are happy to go ahead and have your first treatment, we will take a photograph to record your standing resting posture. You will be fully clothed. Your first treatment will then be given and we will take another photograph so you can see the changes made immediately.
The instructions are the same for each photograph, “breath, breath out and let your body slump.” You will be amazed at the difference after just one treatment. Your body will not slump! You will be standing more upright, without any effort on your part.
Most people experience a significant reduction in their pain after their first session and a significant increase in their ability to move. See our success stories for some great examples.
How many treatments will I need?
You won’t be in pain for long, as most people are out of pain within 1-3 months with most obtaining significant and immediaterelief after their firsttreatment.
How long you continue depends on what you would like to achieve and how bad your posture is and how much pain you are in. To fully restore perfect spinal alignment can take up to three years or more, depending on your age and injuries, So, initially we recommend a month’s course and then we will reassess you. After that initial month it’s entirely up to you how long you continue.
During your reassessment, we put all your posture pictures together so you can see the changes and we re-measure your range of movement. You will be amazed at the difference after just one month. How long you continue the process is entirely up to you and what you want to achieve.
There’s no hard sell or shock tactics or over-dramatizing “how bad your spine is”. We are all very professional, practical and realistic and we believe in allowing you to choose for yourself.
After your first month, there are lots of different options to suit your budget as well as your bodies needs. Pop over to our pricing page for more details.
Why should you come to us?
No one else in Gloucester does this!
No one else in Gloucester is qualified in Advanced Biostructural Correction.
No one else in Gloucester takes before and after photographs to show you the changes made in your postural alignment.
No one else in Gloucester gives you a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So, if you are not satisfied with your initial consultation, just let us know within 7 days and we will refund your consultation fee. No quibble. No fuss. We are very proud of what we do and the vast numbers of people we’ve helped and that’s why we are so confident we will help you.
You can feel the difference immediately and visibly see the difference for yourself.
Many of our patients give their permission to display their “before and after” photographs in the clinic, so do head over to our “Success stories” page so you get a chance to see them and get a sense of what we can do for you. Read our patients’ stories, we have helped so many people we are sure you will find someone of similar age and similar symptoms to yourself.
Plus: We have a large car park with free parking
We have late night appointments till 8pm
We have online booking system available 24/7. NO need to call us, just book here…..
We’ve been in business for over 22 years
Liz and Nick are level III Masters in Advanced Biostructural Correction and Liz is training to be a Tutor. So you are in safe hands.
Will the treatment be painful?
The majority of patients experience no pain whatsoever. Some may experience no more than occasional short-lived discomfort which usually goes by the end of the session.
What sort of conditions do you treat?
A wide range of problems can be treated by Posture Right Chiropractors, far more than most people realise.
In addition to back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, we also treat sports injuries, trapped nerves (e.g. sciatica) and injuries to the foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist.
It is worth pointing out that pain initially diagnosed as arthritic is likely to have come about due to poor posture, so many people with this diagnosis have also experience great success with treatment here.
I know someone who has a back problem, but I am not sure if you could help?
If you have friends or family who are suffering from any of the conditions listed above, do tell them about the clinic. We always talk to you on the phone first to make sure this is the right type of treatment for you. If you are still not sure, you are welcome to book a free posture assessment.
This is a great opportunity for you to come and meet us and find out a little more about why you are in pain and see your posture for yourself through our assessment photographs.