Your First Visit

Your First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. If you have filled out the paperwork in advance, please give it to the receptionist when you arrive, and we will enter your information into our electronic system.

Patient Forms

Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:

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 tissues are affected and to what extent.

Radiology

Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays or MRI to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. We do not have any radiology services on premises, but we work with numerous local imaging centers. Be assured that we make every effort NOT to have to x-ray you, and take that license VERY seriously.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be usually 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 directions regarding nutritional supplements, home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. How soon the follow-up appointment will be will depend on the severity and extent of the presenting condition.