What to expect

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free, and holistic approach to managing everything from traditional neck and back problems to a variety of other conditions including headaches, pregnancy pains, and sports injuries.

What you can expect during each visit

Our friendly and professional Chiropractors are doctors of the spine and nervous system, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

01 First visit to the chiropractor

Your first visit with our practice involves us finding out if we can help you! We will sit down with you and ask questions to determine your current health status and what you are hoping to achieve with chiropractic care.

If it looks like you will be a good candidate for chiropractic care we will then do a thorough examination. If we think it is indicated we will then refer you for extra imaging (eg. x-rays).

You should allow 45 minutes - 1 hour for this visit.

A man on his first visit to Cape Chiropractic.
Going over x-ray results during the second chiropractic visit.

02 Second visit to the chiropractor

On your second visit to our practice you can expect your chiropractor to go through what they have found in your first visit and extra tests. They will then explain what they can do to help and how long care should take.

If care hasn’t begun previously, this is generally when care will start.

You should allow 30 minutes for this appointment.

03 Regular visits and adjustments

With these visits we will discuss any changes that you have noticed and repeat a few important tests that we found in your initial examination. We will then give you a spinal adjustment and any other treatments that you require on that visit.

Some of your regular appointments may be a little longer – including progress examination, where we do a more detailed review on how your progress is going.

You should allow 20 minutes for a regular adjustment.

Regular visits to a chiropractor for adjustments.


Here are our answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care.