To help potential new patients understand a general approach to chiropractic care, we've developed this page to break down the common steps and help make the process as easy as possible.
A common approach includes:
At Chirolife Hobart, Dr Travis Hughes and the team pride ourselves on being a caring, compassionate and professional practice.
You will be welcomed to Chirolife Chiropractic Hobart by our friendly receptionists and for your first visit, we ask you to be at our office fifteen minutes prior to your appointment time, and you can note our location ahead of time to easily find us.
During this time, we will ask you to fill out our health questionnaire to help us get to know you and your health and help with our assessment.
During your initial consultation at Chirolife Hobart, we kindly remind you to bring your Medicare, Health Care, Private Health or Concession cards and any other examination results you may have.
These may include any previous CT Scans, X-rays, MRI studies etc, specialist reports or assessments.
After you have filled out your patient paperwork you will meet with Dr Travis Hughes "Dr T" (Chiropractor) to discuss you areas of concern, your goals for your health, your expectations and to see if our Doctors and chiropractic care is going to benefit you.
This appointment takes approximately 45-minutes.
We like to try and identify the cause of your problem first and the chiropractor may do a thorough examination of you and in cases that require it, we will suggest X-rays. We have state of the art X-ray and scanning equipment so we can do it all on our premises.
On your follow up visit to Chirolife Hobart, we explain what we found and how we may be able to help.
We like to schedule this appointment soon after your initial appointment, often within a day or two, and you will need approximately 40 minutes for this important appointment so we can thoroughly discuss our findings, your concerns and our treatment plan for you.
We will discuss in depth the findings from your initial examination.
We will explain what is happening in your body and pinpoint the areas of interest or concern. From this we will give you a recommendation on what should be done to help you. We like to start treating our patients in this consultation and get the healing ball rolling!
We like to split the first and second appointment up like this so that we can thoroughly study your examination and X-rays in the time between them. We also like to have a plan of treatment for you and need this time to examine the results and think through that plan.
Appointments after these first two visits are much shorter in duration and we have a range of appointment times from 7.30 am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and by appointment on Saturdays, that can slot into your life easily and regularly should you chose to continue treatments.
Our patients are a testimony to the fact that regular treatments at Chirolife Hobart are the way to maintain good health and wellbeing. Each visit builds on the work that has been done before on your body in the previous visits. The body responds to the regularity of adjustments.
These regular treatments often only require five to ten minutes, however are pinpointed to your specific point of concern and follow the treatment plan we have set for you in the onset.
We encourage you to not miss a visit within your specific treatment plan so that we don't lose momentum with your healing.