What to expect
What is chiropractic? How does it work? What are the proven results and how does it work for babies and children? We’re happy to explain it all.
Chiropractic is based on correcting any misalignment of the spine. When the spine is properly aligned, there is less pressure on muscles and nerves, which helps ease many different physical conditions.
We at One Chiropractic Studio are all about the intimate balance and relationship between the spine and nerve system. Any dysfunction between the the spine and nervous system may lead to interference of the vital messages to and from the brain and body. In chiropractic this is referred to as a subluxation, which makes the body and mind less able to function and adapt.
A chiropractor is the only health care professional specifically trained to find and correct this dysfunction, known as a subluxation.
How chiropractic helps your body
Over time, a misalignement of the spine can decrease our bodies ability to function. This can manifest in different symptoms, such as neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, sciatica, disc herniations and low immune system. Dysfunction in the body such can be a sign that we have subluxations and we are well overdue for a chiropractic adjustment.
Our chiropractors are specifically trained to to analyse and correct vertebral subluxations so that you can heal and adapt at your best to daily challenges.
Your first consult
When you first arrive at One Chiropractic Studio you will be asked to fill in our intake form, which includes some health and lifestyle questions in order to help us understand your health concerns and goals. You will then meet a chiropractor to further discuss your health history. Also, the chiropractor will perform some checks on the wellness of your spine and body.
During our unique chiropractic assessment, we will follow these steps:
If deemed necessary your chiropractor will refer you for spinal X-rays, in order to obtain additional information.
After the consult
After your initial consult we will schedule you for your personalized One Circle Report, in which you will learn your Life Score© and your One Circle Care Plan based on your wants, needs and goals. If we don’t think we can help you, the initial consult is free.
The effects of chiropractic care
A recent retrospective study of 2,818 patients receiving chiropractic care in the United States and around the world, demonstrated that chiropractic care is associated with profound and statistically significant improvement in self-reported wellness areas. Patients report changes in:
Blanks, RH; Boone, WR; Schmidt, S; Dobson, M; Network Care: A retrospective outcomes assessment. 1996 Dobson, M; Boone WR; Blanks, RH; Women and Alternative Health Care: A retrospective study of recipients of Network Care. 1996
Chiropractic for babies and children
Even the most ‘natural’ and uncomplicated birth can be a stressor for the baby’s spine. For this reason many midwifes refer babies to us. So our chiropractors can make sure they are developing correctly and getting the best start at life.
Often times, mums come to One Chiropractic Studio with babies that have colic, digestive issues, ear pain, sleeping difficulty or simply are quite unsettled. Chiropractic care is safe, gentle and specific with babies. In fact, we adopt very gentle chiropractic techniques to help kids of all ages. All our chiropractors are trained and certified in paediatrics chiropractic care. When is the best time to bring your baby? From day 1!
Pre-natal care is an important step both for the mother and the baby. A woman’s body undergoes innumerable changes during pregnancy and many women might experience:
Misalignments in the pelvic area and imbalances in the uterus may contribute to the occurring of a misaligned spine and postural changes. These changes also affect the baby. The uterus attaches to the inner pelvis through ligaments and soft tissues and the mother’s pelvic imbalances create torsions over the ligaments, thus changing the shape of the uterus, and giving less space for the baby to grow. Often, such process can alter the way the fetus is positioned in the mother’s belly, such as transverse or breech.
Chiropractic helps to make more space for your baby to grow and develop healthy.
The role of the chiropractor is to correct those misalignments, in order to facilitate the balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and help the baby gain more room to grow and develop healthy. Every adjustment is safe and gentle; and all our One Chiropractic Studio chiropractors are trained in the Webster Technique ©, a safe and gentle chiropractic method, specifically for pregnancy.
Our 8 point guarantee
At ONE Chiropractic our basis is a simple truth: If we satisfy and please our clients, their health transformation is more responsive and they are more likely to share their experiences with others. This helps to keep our fees reasonable and at the same time help as many people as we can.
1: No Risk Three Visit Satisfaction
If at anytime within your first three visits to our centre you are not completely happy with your decision to consult us, we will guide you to make other care arrangements while providing a full refund.
2: Extra time on your first two visits
We allow for more time on your first visit. We do this in order to be able to thoroughly assess your individual situation and concerns. We want to get to know you in order to know how we can help
3: No charge if we can't help
After your initial visit, if we feel that we can’t help you, there will be no charge.
4: No Obligation
We confidently guarantee your full satisfaction with our service. However, if you wish to not continue after your initial session, there is no obligation on you to continue with us.
5: Self-help Strategies
We will teach you self-help strategies to improve your health. These will educate and empower you on key concepts towards a healthier body and healthier life.
6: Personal Monitoring Guarantee
We guarantee that we will regularly monitor your progress, and keep you informed of your progress throughout. You will understand where you are in your care and what to look forward to.
7: Affordable Services
We are committed to safe, effective and affordable healthcare for people in our communities. We offer different pricing options.
8: Emergencies have priority
Emergencies will be given priority.
Frequently asked questions
Is chiropractic safe?
Extensive research has shown chiropractic to be safe for adults and as well as for children. Our ONE approach has a structure of a light touch, which is also developed especially to find the technique that best suits you.
Chiropractors undergo five years of specific and general health care training. Part of our training focuses on general anatomy, neurology, philosophy, as well as specific spinal clinical presentations, spinal imaging and practical experience in a clinical setting. Our chiropractors are the best in the field and take your health very seriously. You are in safe hands at ONE Chiropractic Studio.
Are chiropractors doctors?
Chiropractors acquire the title of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) after four years of studies. The study initially appears similar to a medical degree, although in the last two years students gain practical experience working in the college’s chiropractic centre providing chiropractic care to patients. Some of the chiropractic specific courses include radiology, nutrition and chiropractic care for special populations such as children and the elderly.
Accrediting bodies around the world regulate chiropractic education, in order to maintain and raise standards. At One Chiropractic Studio our chiropractors are qualified from accredited institutions.
Does the treatment hurt?
You may feel something briefly during the treatment, but this is mainly a sign that your body is working to dissolve a blockage. People who come to us for treatment often notice immediate relief of tension and feel more at ease in their own bodies. Often after a few adjustments we can experience increased energy, increased immune function, clarity of mind, improved mood and much more.
What is a subluxation?
A spinal subluxation has two primary components:
Structural: Spinal joints can ‘block’ on top of each other causing a dysfunction, which can be felt due to the fact that the joints are not ‘moving right’.
Neurological: Ultimately without proper movement of the joint your brain becomes unable to perceive the joints’ correct position. Therefore interference can occur localised to the area of subluxation by irritating nearby nerves or directly in the brain.
Chiropractic adjustments create specific motion in the dysfunctional joint, thus reducing the interference on your nervous system.
I am pregnant. Can I get adjusted?
All our chiropractors are trained and love pre-natal care. Our main goal is to give the best start to your baby, and what better way of doing so by helping the mother to be to get adjusted.
We have special pillows that will help you lay down, and in some cases we can also check your spine while seated.
Our approach adapts to your needs, the Webster Technique can be just what you need. Read more about our techniques here.
Do I need adjustments?
Most people are totally unaware that they are having spinal subluxations. This is because many spinal nerves do not communicate pain messages since they are not composed of sensitive fibers. Often people come to us when a symptom present, such as neck pain, lower back pain, headaches or more; this could be a sign that the body has been dysfunction for a period of time. Because subluxations occur gradually over time, the best way to know is to schedule a preliminary spinal check, where we can determine whether or not we can help you.
Can I adjust myself?
Often times we believe that with time things just ‘come right’. If there are subluxations along the spine, we are likely to feel more ‘tension’ in out body, a sign that we might have subluxations is when we feel like an area needs to ‘crack’ or we want to make it ‘pop’. No, ‘cracking’ our own spine is not an adjustment. Adjustments are specific in a locked up joint and take years to master, a cracking sound can relieve our tension for a while but does not address the cause. Even chiropractors need to get checked by colleagues in order to benefit from care.
Can I make an appointment right away?
With us, you can easily book an appointment so you can get in touch quickly. When you first come in, we’ll take the time for an intake consultation, where we look at who you are, do an examination of your body and listen to your complaints and wishes. Then we will explore how we can best help you and create a treatment plan together. If we don’t think we can help you, that first consultation is free.
Do I need a referral from my physician?
Usually, you do not need a referral from your physician to be eligible for reimbursement of treatment costs. If in doubt, we recommend you to consult your insurance policy.
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Do you take insurance?
Different insurers cover different insurance plans. But luckily, most insurances cover chiropractic care in their plans. We provide a receipt which has a the necessary information that your insurer needs to provide you with a reimbursement of services.
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How long is the first session?
The first visit will take approximately 45 minutes in total.
How much does a chiropractic visit cost?
The first visit will cost 90 euros. Regular adjustments cost 60 euros.