What to expect
What to expect at your appointment with Chris Knee
Chris Knee is a committed chiropractor who is passionate about getting his patients better and back to doing the things they enjoy without any pain. To do this, Chris will perform these important steps:
- Ask you to complete the required new patient pre-consult forms
- Identify your medical history
- Perform a safe physical examination to find the cause of your pain or condition
- Make a formal diagnosis
- Discuss specific evidence-based treatment strategies
- Perform required treatment to relieve pain
- Educate you on self-management and rehabilitation techniques that you can do at home
- Provide you with advice and information to assist in your recovery
- Follow up with you at your next appointment.
Why is a full chiropractic history important?
All information provided at your appointment with Chris is kept confidential with your privacy as a priority. A full chiropractic history is important and the reasons for this is to:
- Establish a diagnosis
- Identify conditions that have been excluded
- Apply a specific and individualised treatment
- Indicate what is going on and how to help your condition
- Determine if the stage of the problem is acute, subacute or chronic
- Gain a sense of the patients’ function, activity and participation limitations
- Identify if chiropractic care is appropriate for the injury or pain related condition
- Understand the severity of the issue, which will guide the chiropractic physical exam
- Outline which tests are required (e.g. x-rays).
Why is a chiropractic physical exam important?
Chris is safe and gentle in his approach. A chiropractic physical exam is important to:
- Look at posture and identify if any deformities exist (changes in the way you holding yourself due to pain or the underlying problem)
- Assess if simple postural changes can change the way your symptoms are behaving
- Determine baseline measures that will guide treatment
- Identify if your problem responds to special tests
- Decide if a neurological examination is needed
- Establish if physical testing aligns with the diagnosis.