Chiropractor In Mt Gravatt

What to Expect when Visiting a Chiropractor in Mt. Gravatt

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches. As trained professionals, chiropractors help the body to recover the ability to move painlessly.  Our chiropractors help to restore motion with the use of spinal manipulation.

Pain can stem from a variety of causes. Since 1978, Owens Chiropractic Clinic has offered effective treatment to improve your quality of life. Led by Dr. Colin Owens, our chiropractors in Mt. Gravatt find and treat the root of your condition, not just the symptoms.

Patient History

New patients are asked to provide a health history prior to commencing treatment. It is important to ascertain the cause of the presenting symptoms. Typically we ask where you are experiencing discomfort, how the pain started, and if it is as the result of an injury.

 

Physical Exam

Once a case history has been completed, Dr. Owens conducts a routine physical examination. This examination includes specific tests that focus on the spine and areas of concern and addresses the following:

  • Muscle tone
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle strength
  • Neurological integrity

An x-ray, may be required to diagnose the area of concern as pain is often referred from the area causing the problem. An X-ray can also exclude any serious medical condition, which may require referral to another health professional.

 

Diagnosis

After the tests have been reviewed, our chiropractor in Mt. Gravatt determines if your condition will respond to chiropractic care. Dr. Owens explains the condition, makes a treatment plan, and advises the approximate amount of time that is anticipated for care.

Treatment Plan

A treatment plan takes into account your injury, general health, and the condition of your spine. At Owens Chiropractic Clinic, we begin treatment during your first chiropractic visit. Your treatment may include:

  • Joint adjustment
  • Advice relating to analgesia
  • Soft tissue modalities
  • Education
  • Recommending strengthening exercises post treatment
  • Establishing short and long term goals

Our chiropractor plans for a specific number of treatments to eliminate pain and restore normal activity.

Scheduling Examinations

During the initial consultation, we explain your condition and recommend an approach to care. Patients sometimes make the mistake of expecting that one treatment will be sufficient and may not expect to follow up. For optimal results the recommended treatment plan should be adhered to.

Call us to schedule an appointment at  (07) 3349 8749.