Upon entering our office, our receptionist will greet and welcome you as a member of our family. You will be asked to complete new patient forms. You are welcome to download these forms from the New Patient Center of the website. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems and concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical abilities. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions and assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed that their x-rays can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, the doctor will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will review . If the doctor believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This treatment may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you, so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment and what you are most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. Such program may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore eveyrone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.