Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Why sport’s chiropractic?
A.In a sport’s chiropractic practice, patients have more highly developed neuromusculoskeletal body systems and demands. Therefore we focus not only on the management of injuries but also injury prevention and optimising performance. A major aspect of this is ensuring correct biomechanical range of motion, balance and strength via chiropractic assessment and treatment.
Q.Do you offer Chiropractic services for non - sports related patients?
A.We treat anyone. You don’t have to be an athlete, we treat everyone from those not into sport, those weekend warriors to the elite of elite! We can provide a full range of chiropractic services.
Q.Do I have to book in advance?
A.We try and keep some spare appointments for acute injuries but recommend advance bookings. We have 4 chiropractors in our team so it is usually possible to get an appointment within a few days of booking.
Q.How much do appointments cost?
A.Prices vary but your chiropractor will discuss these with you before treatment starts.
The cost of your Chiropractic treatment depends on a few elements. If you are a new patient or if you are returning, if you are claiming ACC. The first visit usually takes longer, then return visits may be shorter. For up to date costs give us a call.
Q.How long are the appointments?
New patient appointments are 30mins and Standard appointments are 15mins.
Q.What do I wear during my appointment?
A.Because the chiropractor needs to observe your posture, range of motion, joint movement, muscle & soft tissue tension it is best to wear light clothing.
Q.Why choose a Chiropractor?
A.Often people treat the symptoms rather than the cause. A Chiropractor can help you find out what is really causing the problem and come up with a treatment plan tailored specifically to you to help your body get back on track… quickly. Making chiropractic care as a great natural approach to dealing with your bodies aches, pains and ailments.
Q.Can I get ACC on Chiropractic Appointments?
A.You can get ACC chiropractic appointments and don’t need a get a referral, this means you can come straight in to see us and request an appointment.
Q.What does a Chiropractor do?
A.A Chiropractor is a health care professional who provides assistance with a range of musculoskeletal disorders. What does that mean?
“Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between your spine and nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves exiting the spine) and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health and well-being.” New Zealand Chiropractors Associated Inc.
Q.What happens during my consultation with a chiropractor?
A.1. First, we take a case history.
2. Then a detailed examination to determine the best treatment course.
3. Then we decide and advise if any tests are needed.
4. Then in consultation with you, we decide on the best course of treatment and if chiropractic care is going to be the best course of action.
Q.What happens during an appointment?
A.Chiropractic examination may include observation of the following in order to analyse the condition of your spine and nervous system to see how it is function and locate any problem areas.
Posture, the range of motion and gait
palpation (feeling of joint movement, muscle and soft tissue tensions)
standard orthopaedic and neurological tests
along with any further tests or imaging which may be indicated (eg. x-rays, thermography, sEMG, MRI).
Q.How do I know if it is right for me?
A.At SportsMed our team of Christchurch Chiropractors will tailor your chiropractic appointment to suit your needs and condition and determine best route of treatment. At SportsMed we have a range of services including physiotherapy, massage, podiatry, acupuncture, medical, nursing, nutrition and performance coaching so you get the benefit integrated care without having the inconvenience and cost of booking separate appointments and travelling to different locations.
Q.How Do I Book an appointment?
A.Just Ring SportsMed to book on 03 366 0620. Be sure to let us know if you are an ACC patient, new or returning patient.