The frequency and the amount of chiropractic treatment you require depend on several factors: Your specific health problem. For how long you have had it. How severe it is. How many areas and tissues are affected and to what extent etc.

Your goals are very important in determining what is best for you. Do you just want crisis care for pain relief or are you looking for a more permanent solution? What lifestyle and activities do you want to keep, return to or start pursuing?

Your individual treatment plan and how well you are likely to get will be explained during your initial consultation.

Most people cannot avoid the very activities that over time brought them to us in the first place, or are likely to cause a recurrence. It may be work, home or leisure related. If that is you, you should consider opting for the full 3-stage care package. But ultimately it is up to you to decide how long you wish to benefit from chiropractic care – and, rest assured, you can change your mind at any time.

The 3 stages of care:

  1. Crisis care (once or twice per week)
    to provide pain relief and postural stability. Usually 2-4 weeks.
  2. Rehabilitative care (weekly to fortnightly)
    to optimise healing and gain maximum benefit of the treatment. Strengthening and re-education of the injured tissues.
    Usually 4-6 weeks.
  3. Maintenance care – Ongoing – usually once every 2-4 months.
    To optimise function and performance, and minimise the risk of recurrences.