Your First Visit

On your first visit, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out.  If you would like to save a few minutes at the office, our forms can be printed and filled out before your visit.  The paperwork provides us with general information about you and your condition.

Once the paperwork is complete, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health and any problems or concerns you have.  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.  Your specific condition may require us to request x-rays or other imaging to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

In most cases, we do not adjust on the first visit.  There are many reasons for this policy but most importantly, we believe it is crucial to provide a complete examination, and have adequate time to review all findings before a patient begins care. THIS IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST AND HELPS ENSURE THAT THE CARE PLAN PROVIDED IS ONE THAT IS INDIVIDUALIZED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND PREFERENCES. On rare occasions, based on patient need and what our doctors deem as clinically appropriate, patients will be treated on their first visit to our office. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will be discussed during this time.