Medical History

First I will take your full medical history. This is where we go through all those accidents and illnesses that make up a your health journey. Initially we talk about the condition you have come with; how long it’s being going on, what may be the cause and what affects the problem. This part is key to making a diagnosis. We also cover any illnesses both past and present to eliminate any possible complications to treatment and progress. It’s a good idea to bring along a list of any medication you are taking.

initial medical assessment chiropractor Paul Parolin treatmentExamination

I like to give each client a thorough examination, looking not just at the area the problem seems to be. It’s important to do this to see what compensations there may be, how older injuries affect the present structure (alignment and function) and general condition of your musculoskeletal system.

The examination includes neurological, orthopaedic and structural tests. I like to examine people whilst standing, sitting, lying supine (face up) and prone (face down). Where appropriate I test blood pressure and other general health indicators.

Report of Findings

Once I have all the information from the examination, we sit down and discuss what I think is causing the problem. There is an opportunity for you to ask questions. Once we have discussed the problem in full I will then advise what needs to be done, how many treatments and at what frequency.


This is always dependant on the cause of your condition. I have a large number of techniques at my disposal. Choosing the techniques I will use is dependent upon many factors, such as your age, general health, the underlying problem and whether the condition is acute or chronic. With elderly and the very young the approach is gentle.

If you are fit and strong then a more physical technique may be more appropriate. This can be negotiated prior to treatment.

see Treatment for Babies and Children

see Treatments for the Elderly

treatments and programme of care with Chiropractor Paul ParolinProgramme of Care

The initial course of treatment can be intensive to get you feeling comfortable again as quickly as possible. At the end of the initial course we look at the progress made and together make a decision for the next step. You may decide to cease treatment if you are feeling better and the problem has gone away or, if you are feeling better and there is more to do, then we may need to continue treatment on a less intense basis.


If your problem is chronic (been going on for a long time) then we may negotiate a maintenance programme. The treatments are spread out gradually until we find the right interval for you, your lifestyle and condition. Some clients like to have regular maintenance treatment even when they don’t experience pain. This helps to keep their spine and nervous system functioning at its best. They find they feel more comfortable, have more energy and enjoy a real sense of wellness. After all your health is your most important asset. Why not nurture it?

 see Programme of Care

I like to use the analogy. “It’s better to tend the garden than to fight the fires.” It’s usually fire fighting when clients first enter my clinic. Once we put the fire out then the real work begins of planting the seeds of health and tending the garden, enjoying wellness.