Homewood Chiropractic Clinic first opened its doors to patients in about 1950. Since then it has gained a reputation for being a leading clinic in Hampshire.
The moment you enter Homewood Chiropractic, you will feel welcomed by our warm friendly environment and helpful and enthusiastic staff.
Our waiting area is quiet and comfortable and hot and cold drinks are available should you wish to take a moment to relax before or after your appointment.
Your First Visit
After completing your Registration forms with the assistance of our Receptionist, you will be taken to a changing cubicle where you can change into a treatment gown, underwear is left on and gowns and dressing gowns are provided for your comfort and warmth. Your Chiropractor will greet you, take you through to your private treatment room and will spend time with you, making sure you understand how and why we ask questions about your health and lifestyle and examine you. They will want to talk about your medical history and current health issues. (if its complicated you may wish to bring in a written copy).
We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like!
Your Initial Examination
We then perform a thorough examination to determine how best to care for you.
An appropriate physical examination will be carried out. This typically includes nerve and muscle tests, joint and postural assessments, strength and balance assessments and evaluation of any injury. We will carry ou appropriate tests and assessments to enable us to diagnose your problem. Occasionally we may recommend further tests, on or off site, or refer you for further assessment to another Health Professional. All of the tests carried out at Homewood are painless and non-invasive.
Physical Examination: This includes spinal check, nerve, joint and muscle tests
Postural Analysis: Your Chiropractor will analyse your shape, standing and sitting, and will ask you to perform several movements. Areas of spinal stress, muscle tension, joint abnormalities, postural changes are determined. Information gained is stored on your file so we can monitor progress
Ergonomic/Sports Assessment. The information you give use about your working and sporting habits help us to advise you about healthier options for you.
Your Personal Plan
Once we have taken a physical examination and details of your past medical history, we will talk you through how we may be able to help you.
A program of care will be explained to you (including costs) and we will agree on a path of care which you are comfortable with. Of course, any questions or concerns that you have will be answered. We may also discuss with you referring you onto another Health Professional who would be the most appropriate person to take care of you. If this is the case, we can discuss who may be most suitable for you and help you to see them as fast as possible.
Your agreed treatment plan will not always commence during the first session as further diagnostic examination or off site tests may be necessary in some cases. If you are in severe pain we will start treatment the same day wherever possible.
What to bring with you
Please bring along details of your referring Doctor or Consultant (if appropriate), any x-rays or medical records you may have, health insurance details including policy/reference number, feel free to bring a friend or relative if you wish.
Your Regular Visit
Now you know who we are, and where to go, you can help yourself to refreshments, have a quiet read, or join in conversations around you whilst you await your treatment. Your gowns and Changing Room will be ready for you.
Your treatments typically require 15-20 minutes, although the amount of time required varies from patient to patient and there is no ‘time limit’ to your treatment. We may also wish to run through a simple program of exercises with you to aid your recovery and progress. This may be scheduled as a separate appointment at an appropriate stage in your care.
What might treatment at Homewood Chiropractic involve?
Each patient at Homewood is treated with the utmost professionalism and receives a course of treatment tailored to his or her individual needs. One or several of the techniques below may from part of your care package:
- use of hands-on techniques,
- Chiropractic manipulation (high velocity thrusts also called adjustments or re-alignments)
- Cranial Therapy
- massage and other soft tissue techniques
- passive joint mobilisation
- personally tailored exercise/stretch
- rehabilitative exercise and stretching programmes
- education in the use of home exercise tools
- acupuncture (dry needling, also known as Western acupuncture)
- ultrasound and laser
- ergonomic advice and supply of ergonomic aids,
- postural advice and re-training,
- gait rehabilitation,
- orthotic advice and supply of orthotic aids,
- a specific exercise program tailored to your condition,
- advice on how to prevent re-occurrence of the condition/injury,
- prompt liason with your GP/Consultant if further referral is necessary,
- with your permission, a detailed report to your GP once treatment has finished.
Your Progress Check
Periodically we will do a progress check to monitor your response to care. If you come in to see us after a long time, or if you have a new condition to discuss with us, we will offer you a Re-examination appointment which allows us to update your current health status and possibly make a new diagnosis.
Making an appointment
If you have any further queries regarding Homewood Chiropractic, or if you are a new patient and would like to make a booking with us, please feel free to call us on 01329 280283 or email us via the enquiry form and we will help you with any queries you may have.