8 points to consider when choosing the right chiropractor in Bridgend
There are many things you might consider when choosing the right chiropractor for you – particularly a chiropractor in Bridgend. You need to consider various factors, from location to the chiropractor’s years of experience and specialisms to price.
Chiropractors are specialists in their field but not all chiropractors are right for everyone. This is regardless of location and doesn’t matter whether the Chiropractor is Bridgend based or not. However, in order to get the best from your chiropractor you need to find one that works the best with YOU and your expectations as well as how far your are prepared to travel for your treatments with them.
In most cases, when you need a chiropractor you will need them for an issue you currently have. Usually, you’ll be in pain and you want the issue to be resolved and the pain to go away (or at least to be more manageable). You won’t necessarily have the time to spend it thoroughly researching all of the chiropractic clinics within or outside of your area in South Wales. Fortunately, there are already a number of clinics in and around the Bridgend area if you are Bridgend based. However, selecting the right one for your particular needs is still important.
Below is a list of eight points that you should consider when looking for a chiropractor in and around the Bridgend area. When you take all of these into account, they will help you to choose a chiropractor that is right for you.
Recommendation from a friend or family member is a perfect way to start your search. And in our opinion the best way to find a chiropractor initially. Friends and family are more likely to use a chiropractor in your local area. This helps with finding a chiropractic clinic near to the location where you need one. It is particularly relevant in Bridgend which has a number of well established Chiropractic clinics as well as new startups and trusted word-of-mouth is always helpful here.
Take a look at the Chiropractor’s reviews online by searching for ‘chiropractor Bridgend’. For example Google, Yell.com, What Clinic, Yelp and Facebook are all good places to start when looking for reviews. It is worth remembering that not all chiropractors are the same and that a bad review should not necessarily exclude chiropractic as a treatment choice, however, a series of bad reviews might.
So, by now, you’ve had a recommendation and you’ve checked out reviews online. You think you’ve found the right chiropractor for you? It’s time to think again. The next five tips are essential in finding a chiropractor for you.
3. Is the chiropractic clinic busy?
When you’re in pain, you want to be seen straight away. But if the chiropractic clinic is not busy, and you can be seen easily, ask yourself WHY? This is the test of any company offering a professional service and not least those in a growing area such as Bridgend. In our opinion and experience all Chiropractors in Bridgend should be relatively busy. Therefore, waiting a short while because the clinic is busy is often a positive sign of a good chiropractic clinic, however, having good and clear communication from them is also important.
4. The experience of the chiropractor
BUPA do not recognise chiropractors without at least 5 years of experience. They have specific requirements and guidelines when a chiropractor registers with the BUPA network. You can see more about it here – Osteopathy & Chiropractic Network.
Considering the number of years of experience is a good benchmark to follow when choosing a chiropractor – especially considering the fact that you should find some well established chiropractors in Bridgend. You can research the BUPA network here – BUPA’s Consultant Finder.
5. Back pain is not a ‘9 till 5’ problem
Is the chiropractor willing to work early mornings or late nights? You have to ask yourself is the chiropractor here for me, are they providing a professional service to their patients or is this just a day job to them?
Any reviews online for chiropractors in Bridgend and recommendations should help answer these questions.
This is an interesting point. Please don’t choose a chiropractic practice on cost. We are firm believers of ‘you get what you pay for’ and if anything is at a discounted rate always ask yourself WHY?
In our opinion, a Groupon discount is a no go. You should never find a well established chiropractor in Bridgend resorting to such methods to generate business. Why does the chiropractor or clinic need to sell services so cheaply? Remember point 3 above – if the clinic is a good one they should be busy.
7. Treatment “packages”
Before signing up to any treatment packages, BEWARE. Please don’t see chiropractors who try and sign you up to a contract of multiple treatment sessions. All the chiropractors who resort to this are worried and concerned about is their finances. A good, honest chiropractor in Bridgend should and will provide care based on what you need and not on a ‘buy 10 and get 2 treatments for free’ basis.
Ask yourself the following – is a 20 year old going to heal like a 80 year old? Is a smoker going to heal like a non-smoker? Or is an athlete going to be back on their feet quicker than a sedentary patient? Please remember, healthcare is not a ‘one size fits all’ care program and you should not fall for this money making program.
8. Treatment Videos and Workshops
You shouldn’t be made to watch introduction videos or attend health workshops as these are nothing more than sales pitches for the chiropractic clinic. A good chiropractor will provide care throughout your treatment session and will have enough time for you to discuss exercise, health tips and solutions based on your individual needs and in person. Your chiropractor should be providing treatment and discussing YOUR healthcare in YOUR session.
Hopefully, the above has given you enough information and points to consider when looking to find out if the chiropractor in Bridgend is right for you.
Should you need any further information or advice on your chiropractic treatment, please do do not hesitate to contact us at In-Health Chiropractic. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. We provide independent advice and will never attempt to sell chiropractic treatment to those who don’t need it. We are well known for recommending the best alternatives as and when relevant.