After booking your first Chiropractic appointment at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre appointment you will receive 2 emails from us, the first confirming your appointment is booked and the second will contain a link to an online questionnaire asking about medical history, daily activities, medication, and surgeries, giving your Chiropractor a chance to assess your notes prior to your first appointment.
At your first appointment, we like to spend some time getting to know you, your reasons for visiting the clinic, and what you are hoping to achieve. Before we can perform any adjustments your Chiropractor will run through your online questionnaire, building a detailed personal history and also discussing your symptoms in detail, helping them build a complete picture of you.
Your Chiropractor will then perform a physical examination to get a good overview of how your body is functioning. This physical can include assessing your joint range of motion, muscle strength, gait, skin sensations, and neurological function. They will also perform some specific orthopedic tests to help us determine the cause of your symptoms. If necessary the Chiropractor can also run through a cardiovascular, respiratory, and abdominal screening.
Report of Findings
Checklist for new or returning Chiropractic patients:
If you haven’t visited the Health Centre for a few years we always like to spend time catching up, seeing what's changed and updating your personal history!
List of current medications and dosage
Details of diagnosed conditions (including dates)
Details of operations and other medical procedures (including dates)
Private medical insurance details (if applicable)
We will then perform a physical examination to get a good overview of how your body is aligned, how your joints are moving and work out what is causing your symptoms. The physical can include assessing your joint range of motion, muscle strength, gait, skin sensations, neurological function and perform some specific orthopaedic tests. If necessary we will also run through a cardiovascular, respiratory and abdominal screening. These tests will help us get an overall view of your health and help us with our diagnosis.
We will then explain the findings from our tests and explain our full care plan – if you are still happy we can proceed with treatment.
What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?
Chiropractic treatment typically invloves specific adjustments to individual vertebrae to help encourage optimal joint alignment and movement, the the aim of settling irritastion which can occur from joint resriction and imbalance; however our Chiropractic appointments can involve many different forms of care. For most patients adjustments are just one part of the care plan, we also provide education, exercises and stretches so you to help encourage faster and more long-term changes.
Chiropractic care can include;
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Posture correction
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Life style advice
First Chiropractic Appointment
Danielle Webster graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and prior to coming to Littlehampton had been working in South Buckinghamshire.
Danielle‘s Chiropractic journey started while working as a Chiropractic Assistant in a busy clinic in Cheshire, this is where her love for Chiropractic began, seeing how patients' lives were transformed. This experience was her catalyst for training to become a Chiropractor.
Danielle uses a combination of techniques including MST (Motion Specific Technique) and Diversified. She also has a passion for pediatric and family Chiropractic care.
In Danielle's spare time, she enjoys walking with her dog, bike riding, and enjoys exploring all that the south coast has to offer.
Not sure whether Chiropractic is the right option for you?
If you’re unsure whether Chiropractic treatment is the right option for you, please come in for a Free Spine Check where we can discuss the reason for your visit, perform a brief examination and explain how we may be able to help. To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01903 734373, or click below to book online.