Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. Once the new patient paperwork is complete, the doctor will begin your examination.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. Please plan for 1 1/2 to 2 hours for your initial examination with the doctor (excluding your paperwork preparation).
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alerts us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify degenerative changes.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
How can you help me?
How often do I need to come in?
What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, examination findings and X-rays, the doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
Your treatment plan may include spinal or extremity adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue repair techniques such as Graston Technique or massage therapy. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve optimal health, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.