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What to Expect at First Chiropractic

Your First Visit

You will immediately feel at home the moment you walk in the door.

Our chiropractors undertake a series of non-invasive scans and tests to enable us to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis.

When you first arrive at either our Napier or Hastings office, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly chiropractic assistants and given new patient paperwork to fill out.

Then, our chiropractic assistant will show you to a room and explain what you can expect for that visit.

  • Consultation: Your chiropractor will discuss your health concerns and goals and see if chiropractic is likely to help you.
  • Examination: A surface electromyography of your spine shows us the muscle balance alongside your spine. Thermography measures temperature alongside your spine and our Pulse Wave Profiler monitors your heart rate. These tests help us understand your nervous system health and guide our recommendations for your care.
  • X-rays: If needed, X-rays will be taken of your spine as they help give us a detailed understanding of the condition of your spine as well as locate any possible bone abnormalities or fractures, so we better understand your spinal health.

Please expect to spend around 45 minutes with us on this first visit.

Your Second Visit

Education is important. That’s why when you arrive, we’ll show you an interesting video on wellness (we’ll give you a copy to take home, too).

  • Report of findings: You’ll be shown to an adjusting room where you’ll be given our report of findings, results of your scans, and we’ll outline our recommendations for care.
  • Your first adjustment: Your chiropractor will give you your first adjustment, selecting the perfect technique for your needs.

This visit usually lasts around 30 minutes.

We have a series of informational brochures we’ll provide to you as you progress in your care. We want you to always be informed and understand where your health stands.

Your Regular Visits

Each chiropractic adjustment builds on your previous adjustment visit. These regular visits allow you and your chiropractor to discuss your improvements and progress of your care plan to ensure your goals are reached and maintained.

These visits are convenient at up to 10 minutes long so can be fitted in to suit your schedule.

Choosing a Lifetime of Health

A healthy spine helps your nervous system run smoothly, contributing to a healthier body and helping you function at a higher level. The adjustments themselves only take a few minutes, but each appointment builds on the one before creating lasting change in your spine and nerve system.

Your health is your choice. We’d love to see you visit us for regular adjustments, yet we never pressure you. You’re in charge!

Complimentary Assessments

If you are unsure if chiropractic care would be of benefit to your specific health concern, we offer complimentary assessments. Use this time to meet with one of our chiropractors and discuss your health issues and goals. At this appointment, the chiropractor will assess your spine and perform some basic tests to determine if chiropractic care may benefit you.

Ready to experience gentle chiropractic care?

Contact First Chiropractic today to get started!


First Chiropractic | Napier (06) 843 3384 | Hastings (06) 870 7100