First Visit

What to expect when you first visit The Cotswold Chiropractor

Initial Consultation

You will have been emailed some forms to fill in prior to your first appointment, and when you come into the clinic we will continue further questioning about your past injuries, diseases, accidents, any medication taken, any treatments you have received or are receiving and the state of your overall health.

You will be asked specific questions about your present symptoms, please try to answer as honestly as you can, as this is important in order to make the correct diagnosis and decide on the most appropriate treatment plan.

We will then carry out a physical examination, including a variety of tests (on the muscles, nerves and joints) are performed to ascertain the cause of your problem. All the results of these will be recorded on your personal record card, so we can reassess at intervals in your treatment schedule in order to measure the efficacy of the treatment. If required, you may be referred for X-Ray, MRI scans or other tests if deemed necessary at this stage.

Report of Findings

You will receive a verbal report of findings at you next appointment, where you will be told what is most likely to be causing your pain/ discomfort/ problem. A model of the skeleton is usually used to help you visualise how your body should be functioning.

You will be told whether chiropractic is likely to help you; how long it is likely to take, how many sessions you are likely to need and what the cost will be. Any side effects/risks associated with treatment will be discussed; and if another type of treatment is likely to be more helpful (injections etc) we will suggest this first.

You will be encouraged to ask questions so you understand your problem. You will be given advice with regard to how best to help yourself e.g. Stretching, posture, using ice/heat to ease pain.



Treatment (chiropractic adjustment) usually is started during the Report of Findings visit, if deemed appropriate. It is tailored  to each patients individual needs and involves some of the techniques described in my Techniques Used section.


Please contact us to see if we can help you.

Please note that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations and this must be done via phone call as emails are not always picked up. Missed appointments and late cancellations will be fully charged for without exception.

Ready To Book?

If you’re ready too book an appointment or you have any questions then please get in touch! You can email us on or phone 07980 662 229 , 01242 437970.