Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not completed them, 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 watch a brief video explaining our technique, then 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 us to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, our doctors will perform a documented health history, then complete a chiropractic 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.
For technique purposes, each patient will have X-rays taken in order for the doctors to develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert 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 their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the doctors perform a detailed analysis of your x-rays in order to determine your misalignment. This may take some time, so it is doctor's decision whether time is permitted to adjust on the first visit. Patients will usually receive a detailed report of findings the following visit, where the doctor will answer any questions you may have regarding your x-rays and treatment plan.
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. The doctor will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of the report of findings appointment, it will be time for you to experience your first treatment. This will include spinal adjustments and possible post x-rays to confirm correction of your misalignment. 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 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 good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.