Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
History of Your Complaint
A detailed history is necessary to treat your condition. How did the pain begin? Have you had other treatment or diagnostic tests? How long have you been experiencing these symptoms? All these issue will be addressed prior to treatment.
After your history is completed, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your range of motion as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to to get a full evaluation of your condition. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. In some cases, more advanced testing maybe necessary.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will explain the course of treatment and expectations for recovery. You are encouraged to ask questions.
Patients will generally receive their first treatment during their initial appointment. The treatment will normally include a manipulation and physical therapy modalities. Treatment is interactive so you can express any concerns you have about the type of adjustment or any therapies you will be receiving.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will discuss the type of treatment plan he/she feels will be best for your lifestyle and condition. Your provider will often times discuss things you can do outside of the office to supplement the care you receive in the clinic. 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 to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized plan. The purpose of our program is for you to achieve mobility to help you lead a happy and healthy life: after all, MOTION IS LIFE!