When you come in to see Dr David Pham for the first time, we want you to feel welcome and completely comfortable. We understand that seeing any health professional for the first time can be daunting, even frightening. That’s why we aim to dispel the ‘scary’ myth. We see hundreds of patients, and chances are we’ve already helped someone just like you.
You may want to bring the following on your first visit (if applicable):
Any private health insurance cover cards
X-rays and/or medical tests that you have previously done
Medications or supplements you are taking or have been taking
Notes or referrals from other health professionals
The more information you can provide, the better we will be able to understand your needs and help you.
If possible, we suggest that you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch.
You’ll be met by one of our friendly front desk team members who will guide you through our intake form, after which David will sit down with you and discuss what has brought you in and why you’ve chosen to get help today.
David will go through the necessary Medical and Health History, Physical Examination, and Initial Care (if applicable). He will take the time to really understand you – what’s going on in your body and in your life. His holistic approach will help uncover the real causes of your health issues, not just focus on the superficial symptoms.
You may be given some minor treatment especially in acute cases to give you immediate relief where possible. This includes soft tissue work and joint/muscle mobilizations. This will help to relieve acute symptoms and to ascertain the approach needed for future treatment. David may refer you for additional testing such as X-Rays or Functional Tests to aid in diagnosing problems.
A manual chiropractic adjustment should never be painful or unsafe. David takes all the necessary precautions to ensure it is the best course of treatment for you. Occasionally, some patients will not be adjusted until their follow up visit in order to give David time to review the results of X-rays or other studies.
Your initial consultation will take about 45 minutes. If you'd like to come prepared, you can download our intake form.
When you return, David will go over any additional testing such as X-Rays and agree with you on a personalised care plan to not only relieve your symptoms but also address the root causes of your problems.
Timeframe for recovery, treatments and lifestyle changes will be discussed, in order to help you reach your goals faster.
The decision is then up to you. If you choose to begin care, you will receive your first chiropractic adjustments and personalised combined treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and pain-free. For children and patients who are apprehensive of hands-on adjustments, David can use an activator and other gentle techniques that will relieve pain without any discomfort.
Your second appointment will take approximately 30 minutes.
Based on your prescribed health plan, David will work closely with you every step of the way to ensure that you reach your desired health goals.
David will perform regular progress exams, to measure your improvements and see what else can be done to help you achieve the best results possible and enjoy a pain-free life. If David determines that someone else is better suited to provide care for you, he will refer you to a different practitioner. He may even recommend working together as a team with other health providers in order to reach your goals faster.
Initial consults (45 mins)
Follow up consultations (30 mins)
Standard / Adjustment Consultations (15 mins)
Regular Care Plan (TBD tailored to your health needs)
Applied Kinesiology consults
Individual sessions (45 mins)
What can a chiropractic consultation help me with?Many people think that chiropractic is only for back pain. However, chiropractic adjustments can be used to improve a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines, headaches, chronic pain, pain due to injury or muscle strain, carpal tunnel, and much more. It can also help with relieving stress on the body, reduce inflammation and manage chronic health conditions such as cervicogenic headaches, chronic fatigue and lethargy, scoliosis and lower back pain. It is also beneficial to support children’s growth and development, help manage behavioural challenges, gross and fine motor skills and good posture development.
How is chiropractic care different?Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.
How often should I see a chiropractor?Many people wonder if they have to see a chiropractor for the rest of their life once they start. It isn’t the case and is entirely up to you. Many of our patients find that, similar to exercising regularly, chiropractic care can be used proactively to stay functioning at their highest possible level. Depending on your needs, monthly or quarterly chiropractic consultations can be incorporated into your lifestyle as a success strategy for optimal health.
Dr David Pham M.Chir B.ChirSc MCA MASRF
David holds a Masters in Chiropractic (Macquarie University) and postgraduate training in Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition, Myofascial Massage, Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, all of which he brings into his holistic treatment programs.
David has a special interest in working with complex chronic conditions that are often dismissed or put in the “too hard basket” by other health care practitioners.
Whether it is pain, stiffness or soreness, tiredness or a lack of energy, problems with digestion, hormonal issues, anxiety and stress, even learning and concentration difficulties in children, David knows how to listen and guide patients onto their path to recovery.