Upon entering our office, an office associate 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 one of our practitioners to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for doctors or therapists to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic, acupuncture or massage therapy can meet your wellness goals.
After your consultation, our doctors or therapists will perform an evaluation, often testing your reflexes, flexibility, and palpating for abnormalities. 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 examination findings and often your response to treatment, we may suggest having X-rays done. X-rays provide a picture of your bones in relation to soft tissue and are most helpful in diagnosing fracture, dislocations and other bony abnormalities. If exam findings indicate a risk to treatment or a patient is not responding as expected to care, x-rays may be prescribed to aid in the diagnosis of your condition.
At the conclusion of you initial visit, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, your practitioner 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 good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.