“The Doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and PREVENTION of disease.
Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
A growing number of people are starting to take an interest in preventative care. This is not as strange as it may sound. You brush your teeth twice a day and visit the dentist for a regular check-up, why? As a preventative measure. Some people only go to the dentist when they can’t take the pain any more, they know they have left it too long and that it will be more involved than just a check-up. We find it strange that some people do not go for a regular dental check-up, we even service our cars because of the wear and tear that daily use causes over time. Taking good exercise and nutritional attention are a means of preventative health and attitude and yet a lot of people would not even think about booking a spinal check-up. The stress and strain of modern life, the postural, physical, nutritional and psychological demands we place upon our entire body can take their toll. Your Dentist looks after your teeth, the mechanic your car, the optician your eyes and the chiropractor your spine. The spine is like the heart, you only have one, look after it.
Once we have achieved results for our patients presenting conditions we advise cesation of treatment and then just an occasional check up, on par with dental preventative check ups, see ‘Our Approach‘ for full details.
There are a small member of practitioners & therapists in all professions, chiropractic included, that take what they call a ‘Philosophical’ approach to patient care which involves treating patients with an excessively high number of treatments for drawn out lengthy periods of time, therefore resulting in that patient spending far more money then is necessary. We feel this ‘wellness’ approach to be totally unethical. Scare mongering patients into unjustifyingly lengthy treatment programs, often making payment up front for block bookings should be considered unethical & reported to the governing association.
This should not be confused with occasional, cost effective, maintenance appointments unless patients find their original problem to be returning we advise nothing more than just a 6-9 monthly check up, again on par with dentists advise for dental maintenance.