What are your health goals?
James Revell, chiropractor in Eastbourne’s Lushington Clinic discusses the importance of having clear, focused health goals
I have been in chiropractic practice in Sussex for almost fifteen years. Over the last decade in Eastbourne I’ve been fortunate enough to help thousands of local people here to reach their health goals, and carried out almost 200,000 adjustments. So, the chances are I’ve seen and helped somebody with problems similar to yours.
In most cases, after your consultation I’ll be able to give you a clear explanation of what to expect with your treatment and how long it will take. One of the main things I like to establish at the consultation is, “What are your health goals?”
Listening to your aims and targets is important. Some people’s concept of getting better, is simply relieving the symptoms. Other people not only want to “feel better”, but they want to know that something has “actually been done” to help them, getting to the “root of the problem”. Similarly, some people want to go beyond the root of the problem as they look to maximise their health, function and prevent further problems in the future.
Each of these chiropractic and health goals requires a slightly different approach to treatment and chiropractic care, which is why I tailor everyone’s care plan to suit them personally. Although most people feel significantly better in the first week or month, some people’s goals of prevention, rehabilitation and optimisation can take a lot longer.
At Lushington we believe that chiropractic should be delivered as a “package of care”, which means tailoring what we do to you. Your chiropractic and health goals often change depending on your age or stage of life. When I first saw Donna, for example, she simply wanted me to focus on helping her with some neck and shoulder pain. However, when she became pregnant a few years later we focused more on nutritional advice, health coaching, posture and exercises in addition to the treatment itself.
“I can’t recommend the practice highly enough. Everyone’s so friendly and they really care about your wellbeing.
As well as treatment they’ve recommended home exercises and postural changes too, rather than just treating the problems as they occur. I had treatment throughout my pregnancy, which was great.
Lushington Chiropractic are lovely, efficient, family-friendly practice with the staff willing to do as much as they can to help.
Thank you. Donna”
Barbara was recommended to see me with a long history of back pain. She wanted pain relief as quickly as possible, self-help advice to manage her back pain herself with exercises and she wanted advice and help to prevent more problems in the future. So, as well as the chiropractic treatment I was able to give her plenty of self-help posture and exercise tips. I find that by genuinely explaining to people what’s going on they get better results.
“I’ve only had six sessions and it’s already made a vast improvement! I have been given self-help advice on exercises, nutrition etc to help me get better quicker too.
“They’ve been professional and friendly throughout. They focus on the root of the problem and I feel really positive that I’ll completely recover. I would thoroughly recommend Lushington Chiropractic.”
I enjoy explaining what’s going on, discussing treatment options and working with you, to best achieve your goals.
How much you want to do to help yourself will affect how fast you see the results you are looking for. I can help coach you to improve your health as well as resolving the complaint you’ve come in with. My advice will always be tailored to suit your health needs and chiropractic goals.
In my experience the more I can involve you in your recovery the faster you’ll get better. I’ve also learnt that the better I listen and work with my guests (patients), the better the results with chiropractic – ultimately this is because I can focus on what they want to get out of care.
So, whatever your chiropractic and health goals we’ll be pleased to help at Lushington Chiropractic.
Lushington Chiropractic, the home of award-winning chiropractic care in Eastbourne.
(Eastbourne business of the year 2014/2019, Eastbourne employer of the year 2018, PPQM Silver, CMQM Gold https://rcc-uk.org/)
By James Revell
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