Frequently asked questions
How do I make an appointment?
Call the clinic on 01970 611190 and we can go through the easy steps to arrange your first consultation if you've not been before or to book your appointment if you are already registered with us.
How many sessions do I need?
Research (and years of experience) tells us that some response to your visit should be seen following the first treatment and that 2 to 4 appointments is probably necessary for the level of pain you are in to decrease enough to know that we are on the right track.
Will it definitely work?
We make no grand claims and offer no quick fixes. No treatment can ever claim to definitely work and all we can do at this clinic is do our best to help you as much as possible.
Do I need an X-ray or scan to find out what’s wrong with me?
I've seen chiropractors before and know what I want. Can't I just get adjusted on the first visit?
We appreciate that your priority is to get better and we share this priority, but there are procedures in place that we must follow as set out by the General Chiropractic Council.
These procedures include undertaking a thorough assessment and physical examination and coming up with as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Following this we must report to you what has been found during the examination and ask you to provide consent to continue.
No chiropractor can by-pass these rules as they are in place to protect you.
Your treatment options will be made clear to you during your follow up appointment so that you can feel confident that you are given the correct and most effective recommendations to overcome the problem as efficiently as possible.
Please feel free to discuss anything about your treatment plan with Hedd.
I’ve seen YouTube clips where someone in pain is manipulated in a way that makes me scared – you wouldn’t do that to me would you?
No. Many of these clips (especially the ones showing the most violent types of manipulation) are not at all representative of what the vast majority of chiropractors do.
If you are put off coming to us because of your concern surrounding uncomfortable and forceful treatment please let us know - Hedd will be delighted to try and help you without the need to use manipulations. That being said, Hedd is not at all a rough 'adjustor'!
Can I just book for a massage?
Yes of course. If you find you need more help with your problems you can always circle back and go through the process of becoming a new patient with Hedd if you feel you'd benefit from getting to the bottom of the issue, especially if the problem persists.
What happens on my first appointment?
So that Hedd can get as full an understanding as possible about what's going on with your problem we have two parts to your initial consultation.