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.

History

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you to complete various questions related to your condition. These questions are easily answered via a computer system.

Examination

The examination will begin with a basic examination, BP, pulse, height and weight. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed by the doctor to determine what is the cause of your problems and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. If the results of your examination or your type of injury does not require an X-ray, none will be taken.

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 given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be or not 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. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-3 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. The doctor is better able to see how you have responded to the first treatment and will be more able to give treatment options for your condition at this time.