Your First Visit
Your First Visit
On your first consultation at Maroochydore Chiropractic Clinic, a detailed history of your presenting complaint and your general health status will be taken. As many health problems can mimic spinal complaints, this is often the most important part of the first consultation. This is followed by a thorough physical examination, that is comprised of orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic testing.
Your chiropractor will then determine the most appropriate diagnosis of your presenting complaint, decide whether further investigations (ie X-rays or MRI) are required, and then advise you about the most appropriate course of treatment.
If we believe your problem is not within the scope of our practice, we will advise you and your GP so that the necessary referrals can be arranged.
Do You Need X-rays?
We DO NOT have a policy of referring every new patient for X-rays prior to the commencement of any treatment. Although, if we believe you have an underlying pathology that may affect how, or if, we treat you, we will provide a referral for the most appropriate investigation/s to be undertaken.
With the advent of digital imaging, we now have access to recent imaging studies from most of the radiology providers on the Sunshine Coast, so new scans are often not required.
In the event that further imaging is required, such as an X-ray or MRI, we will provide you with a referral to our preferred radiology practice, Pacific Radiology in Maroochydore.
Pacific Radiology is located centrally in Maroochydore's CBD, near Sunshine Plaza.
49 Baden Powell Street,
Maroochydore. Qld 4558
Ph: 07 5409 2800
Fax: 07 5443 3494