Your First Visit

What To Expect On Your First Visit

You do not need a referral to come and see us. Plan on spending up to one hour with us and please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete some paperwork. We also ask that you please bring any x-rays or scans you may have.

Your Visit

The examination will include:
  • Postural evaluation
  • Skin temperature differential instrumentation with the NervoScope to highlight areas of inflammation
  • Static and Motion palpation
  • Orthopaedic testing
  • Neurological testing
  • Muscle strength/length assessment
  • Specific Chiropractic tests and procedures


If clinically indicated your Chiropractor may suggest taking digital x-rays on site with images available instantly to assist in your diagnosis.

X-rays are taken for a number of reasons including:

  1. To determine the condition of the discs (the cushions between the vertebrae in your spine)
  2. To determine if there is any degeneration, and if so how severe it is
  3. To locate potential problem areas
  4. To rule out other pathologies (disease)

"To see is to know, To not see is to guess"

Gonstead doctors don’t want to guess at your health care, and x-rays are an important tool of analysis which will assist in providing you with the best quality care.


  • Explaining the cause is important because it provides you with an understanding of how your problem arose and how to prevent a reoccurrence
  • Your Chiropractor will discuss the findings with you
  • We will give you an opinion as to what your complaint is and how it got there
  • A personalised management plan is developed to treat your presentation
  • If the diagnosis is one that requires further investigation or specialist intervention we will refer you to an appropriate practitioner

Management Plan

A management plan includes:
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue work and massage
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Exercise counselling
  • Nutritional counselling
  • We may suggest the application of ice, heat to help manage your symptoms and make you more comfortable

The care we provide goes beyond the physical ache and pain, we care about the overall health and wellbeing of our patients.

If you have any further questions or would like to make a booking, please call us on 02 9948 1767.

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