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. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for completion of the paperwork, this will ensure that you maximize your time with your practitioner.
Next, you will have a consultation with your chiropractor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for your chiropractor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your chiropractor will perform a complete examination, testing your reflexes 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 recommend that you have an x-ray examination as well. X-rays can help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you and alert us to any serious spinal conditions. If x-rays are indicated, you will want to arrange a visit to your family physician for referral to a radiology clinic.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your chiropractor 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, and examination findings, your chiropractor will make recommendations for care. This may include referral to another provider if necessary. He will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, your chiropractor may provide initial relief care. This may include therapy such as electrical muscle stimulation, ice or heat application, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can ask questions or express concerns about your treatment at anytime.
Home Care Program
Prior to leaving, the doctor may recommend home care. This may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and exercises and/or stretches.