What to expect

Whether you’re a newbie or long-time friend of chiropractic, this is what every new patient at Living Chiropractic and Wellness can expect.


First Visit: Understanding You

Your first visit consultation is about gathering as much information as we can about your clinical background, lifestyle habits, current health and motivations for visiting our centre. We will assess the function of your whole body with a focus on your spine and central nervous system function. This is so a customised plan can be created to meet your goals to maximise your health. In this first visit we will cover the following key areas:

  • Review your online wellbeing questionnaire completed online prior to your visit. The questionnaire is designed to capture a holistic view of your wellbeing which considers both historical and current conditions.
  • Insight Neuro-Scan which includes 3 tests to assess your nervous system function, how well you adapt to stress, energy used by your spinal muscles, and brain to body connection.
  • Chiropractic physical examination to assess function and health of all muscles and joints of your body. Neurologic and orthopaedic tests are undertaken if required.
  • Posture analysis to assess spinal alignment and stress points while standing and seated.
  • Assess whether X-rays may be required, which are taken off site at Auckland Radiology, West Street Medical.

Dr Dean Carter will thoroughly review your findings to determine the best way to start your journey to health.

More about the visit:

  • You can wear your regular clothes to the appointment, gowns are provided for females.
  • The initial visit is up to one hour long. Please be punctual.
  • Bring any current x-rays, scans, medical reports, current ACC lodgements to help minimise delay with starting your chiropractic care.
  • You will not receive a Chiropractic Adjustment until your second visit **Special conditions apply i.e pregnant women, some children and babies, some acute pain patients.
  • We are Accident Compensation (ACC) registered. ACC cases have special conditions.
  • We often have a waiting list for our first visits. Please provide us with a minimum of 48 hours notice so we can fill your space.
  • The initial visit fee is $135 (inc gst). The Report of Findings and first adjustment is $75 (inc gst).

2nd Visit - Report of Findings

We aim to book you in for your report of findings as soon as we can after your initial consultation.

This visit is essential – we’ll take you through what we found in your first visit, and what the plan of action is for getting you back to optimal potential.

Your care plan recommendations will be discussed and you will be introduced to the 5 Requirements For Wellness to help you get the best outcomes. These requirements are necessary to support your chiropractic care program.

Should you be ready for action, we start with your first chiropractic adjustment during this visit.

Your Care Plan

Depending on your care plan and where you are on your journey to health, you’ll be scheduled in for weekly, fortnightly or monthly, regular chiropractic adjustments.

The frequency of your adjustments will change depending on where you are in your care plan. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress throughout your plan to ensure you are on the right track to achieving your health goals.

Chiropractic is a journey – the aim is to get you to a point in your health journey where your adjustments are a preventative measure – rather than a reactive solution to a problem.

Ready to book an appointment?

Complete the New Patient Booking Request Form or call us today on 09 2393799 to make your appointment.

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