How many chiropractic sessions will I need?
It depends on the chronicity and the nature of the problem, the age of the patient and other factors. Generally speaking 3-5 sessions required to treat most musculoskeletal complaints.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you have any documents, letters or test results (such as x-rays) from your doctor that relate to the complaint it is recommended to have them with you for the initial consultation. Dr. Dimou will examine you and if further investigation is required, Dr. Dimou will refer you to your doctor to order the most appropriate tests required.
How many appointments do I need for foot scanning?
One appointment is required to do the history, observation, tests, gait analysis and casting of the feet and a follow-up appointment a week later for the fitting of the orthotics. A re-evaluation session is planned 10-12 months later for a new foot scanning examination and for a discussion with the patient concerning the progress of the treatment.
How often do I need to replace my orthotics?
Insoles should be replaced yearly, after a new casting and new foot scanning examination. However, in cases such as high performance athletes, who suffer from overuse syndromes, and small children whose feet are still growing, new insoles are required approximately every six months.
How many pairs of orthotics do I need?
Usually one pair of orthotics is adequate, as they can be moved into each pair of shoes. A second pair of orthotics is usually manufactured under special request of the patient (i.e. if he is an athlete and he needs a pair for his running shoes and another pair for his casual work shoes).