First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, there is some paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition, and there are some forms which deal with health information, privacy, informed consent and the like.

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which muscles, joints, vertebrae or skeletal regions are affected and to what extent.

What we try to do is an examination that includes treatment at the same time.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination you will generally receive your first treatment during this same visit. This may include chiropractic manipulation, muscle therapies, physical therapies, gait training and dietary guidance as well as other lifestyle modifications.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Depending on the problem, you will have been given instructions on how to help yourself. Your second appointment could be from 2 days to two weeks depending on your condition.

In all cases, if you do not fully understand the home exercises or other instructions - please call or email and ask us questions. Often we can help you over the phone or email and save you an office visit.