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.
Next, you will have a consultation with the doctor of chiropractic to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the chiroractor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, the chiropractor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your ranges of motion and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may advise that X-rays be taken as well. X-rays help us with diagnosis and development of the most effective treatment plan for you. They can also alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the chiropractor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- If and How I can you help you?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the chiropractor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Rest assured you will be provided with safe and effective treatment specifically suited to your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to begin with treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, exercise therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. 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 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.