Should I have treatment before or after work?
Treatment beforehand can help you to approach work in a more relaxed frame of mind, but if work aggravates your pain it might be best to have treatment afterwards. Often it doesn’t matter whether the treatment is before, during a work break, or after but we can discuss this on your first visit.
Should I go to work after treatment or take time off to rest my back?
Normally there is nothing to prevent you from working after treatment, but you want to help the treatment take effect and help the muscles and joints to release fully. If working may prevent this it may be best to take a little time off, plan to take it easy or arrange a treatment time when you can rest afterwards. If your back is in acute pain then I may advise not working, but please read my full article on time off to rest my back.
I’m travelling after treatment – should I still come in?
There’s no hard and fast rule; sometimes treatment is exceptionally helpful before to help reduce your pain and help you relax for the flight or travel. Other times I would prefer you came in a few days before to maximise the treatment benefits. Commonly, I may not adjust the spine if I feel that a more gentle, relaxing treatment is appropriate before a long drive or flight. Once again, if you’re unsure, please call me to check.
Sometimes emergencies happen and I will always rebook without any charge. Please ring as soon as you can to let me know.
If you’re not feeling well
Sometimes it’s obvious you’re not well enough to attend treatment and a quick phone call to rearrange is essential; you won’t want the treatment and I probably won’t want to treat you! If you’re a bit under the weather or feel delicate and not sure please ring and discuss it with me. I may advise you to stay at home and take it easy, especially if I don’t think you’ll be in a receptive state to benefit from treatment, or suggest a medical referral if indicated. I’ll suggest keeping the appointment if I think treatment might be helpful.
If you are going to be late
Please try to let me know as soon as possible, even if it’s close to your treatment time. A call, text or email will usually reach me and it really helps! I will do my best to adjust my schedule to accommodate seeing you for treatment. Sometimes if other clients are nearby I can rearrange to fit everyone in, as I like to see everyone who needs treatment and also not run late if possible.
If I am unable to give you the time I know you will need for a proper, relaxed treatment, then it may be best to reschedule.