What To Expect at
The consultation fee is £49 which includes two appointments (we allow up to 1 hour for the new patient assessment) and 40 minutes for the report of findings.
For new patient assessments allow 1 hour. The report of findings (second visit) allow 40 minutes. As these are longer appointments, if they are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, we charge a £15 re-booking fee. This is to deter large gaps in the consultant’s diary we can not refill.
When booking your consultation you will be asked to complete our online form once you have complete the booking process. Alternatively you can complete the online form via the link you will be sent in the conformation email.
If you do not have access to a smart phone or a computer, we would ask that you arrive at the least 20 minutes prior to your appointment and we can help you fill the forms in on an ipad in the clinic. It is very important that the forms are completed before the time your appointment starts as we have a lot to get through and being late may mean we have to reschedule your visit resulting in a fee to rebook.
What to Bring
If you would feel more comfortable, you are welcome to bring along a friend or family member to your consultation. Also, be sure to bring a list of any questions/concerns you may have so that you can discuss these with your consultant. Please bring a list of any medications you may be taking and if you have had any x-rays/MRI/CT examinations recently and have a copy of the report, please bring those along.
You are best advised to wear comfortable clothing such as sports-wear for the assessment.
On Arrival (First Visit)
You will be greeted by our friendly Chiropractic Assistant and made to feel at home and comfortable. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
In this time, you will have 2 posture photographs taken. We will want to see what your spine posture is like from a 360 degree, 3D perspective. We take these pictures at various intervals as you progress along your care plan to help measure the changes in your body posture throughout the treatment.
You will then meet your consultant who will want to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations. Your past medical history and your lifestyle will be discussed. This can all be relevant to solving the problems we could be facing.
After the case history your consultant will start the examination. This will include a thorough orthopaedic and neurological assessment of your body’s current function and performance. Once this has been completed your consultant will then decide whether any other further investigations such as X-ray’s are necessary to help with a more accurate diagnosis.
We want to give you the most thorough structured care plan we can to best suit your individual needs. To help us do that we may take an X-rays of your spine. This is essentially a ‘blueprint’ of the tissue inside you and will help us rule out issues like tumors, infection and fractures and make sure that it is safe to treat you with chiropractic.
We can also view the quality of your spinal tissue making our treatment programs as specific as they can be. At Peterborough Chiropractic we do not rely on guess work. That is why the consultant will need some time to consider all the information and structure your care package accordingly.
People are often very interested in seeing their X-Rays.
X-Rays are charged at £60 for one area (such as the neck) and £95 for two areas (neck and lower back).
Report of Findings (Second Visit)
This is an explanation of the condition of the spine and why it is causing you pain. We will go through with you the solution to the problem and answer any questions that you have. Allow 30-40 minutes for this appointment.
We will show you what’s happening within the spine and why, how we can solve the problem and help best to ‘fix’ it. We will go through the time it will take and the fees.
With this information you can then make an informed decision on starting care with us or not.
If you decide to go ahead will do your first adjustment at this appointment. We have special payment plans to make it as affordable as possible, with sessions starting from £31.50.
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Treatment Start At: £31.50
Consult fee (2 appointments): £49
If you require treatment, it will start on the second visit once we have reviewed your file plus any imaging such as x-rays. The cost of each session depends on how long the course of treatment will be and how many sessions are required. We have special payment plans to make it as affordable as possible, with sessions
A £20 deposit will need to be taken to secure your first appointment, this can be done over the telephone,in person or online. We also reserve the right to charge a £15 fee if an appointment is missed or changed without 24 hours notice.
Your First Treatment
This will be done after the ‘report of findings’ explanation on the second visit. A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, quick, placement done by hand to the areas in the spine that are restricted. By adjusting the restricted joint, mobility is restored and the irritation to the nerve is removed helping to reduce your pain and muscle tightness.
Prior to leaving the clinic, your consultant will give you advice on what you can be doing at home to help yourself get better as quickly as possible and exactly what you can do to stop your problem returning in the future.