Your first visit can be confusing and intimidating. Our goal is to focus our methods so that it is as simply and easy for our patients as possible.
Before We Begin...
Paperwork - This will include an intake form, a general health questionnaire, parental consent form, and any other information required to administer care. We will also take your insurance information including driver's license and a copy of your insurance card, for our billing records. Paperwork can add extra time to your initial visit, so if you wish, you may go here to download our forms. If you print them, fill them out, and bring them with you to your initial visit, you can save up to 15 minutes.
Consultation - This is a basic introductory conversation between you and the doctor during which you will describe your main complaint and discuss the history of the event leading up to our visit together. This conversation will mainly be used to determine whether you are a good candidate for, and if your condition would benefit from, chiropractic care. This is also your time to voice any questions, concerns, or general statements in regards to your condition and the services we offer. You can also view our FAQs about chiropractic for your own reference beforehand, and prepare any questions you might have of your own for your initial visit.
Physical Examination - This will include a review of any bodily systems which may be affected by your condition, range of motion screening, orthopedic and neurologic tests, chiropractic exam/palpation, and other diagnostic testing that may be required.
Report of Findings - This is where the doctor will explain all of the findings with you, describe to you what your diagnosis is, what the recommended treatment options are available, and what your expected prognosis resulting from chiropractic care will be.
Informed Consent / HIPPA - We will inform you of your privacy rights, and of course no treatment will be administed without your educated informed consent.
Treatment - After all of the above has been completed, your first therapy session will begin. Various treatment options may be applied, such as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), electromuscular stimulation (EMS), therapeutic exercises & stretching (TE), or many others. Our treatment has a wide variety of ranges, depending on your specific individual condition. Our office does NOT use a "cookie-cutter" approach. Each individual patient is different, and therefore each treatment and plan is unique to every patient. You can find a list of the treatment methods our clinic offers in our chiropractic services portion of our website.
Professional Recommendations - After your first treatment session is complete, the doctor will give you some extra tips concerning your care. This may include, but is not limited to: home care prescription, work restrictions, home therapies, and further testing.