First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. This can also be done at your convenience ahead of time by downloading our forms on "the Office" link. The paperwork provides us with general information about your personal and medical history, your current complaint, and any other relevant information that may be of importance to your care.

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor or therapist 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 and/or therapist 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. These may include postural and spinal analysis, muscle and neurological testing, as well as orthopedic testing. In some instances, specific functional movement tests will be performed to determine your movement patterns that may also give insight into your condition.

X-ray and other specialized Studies (such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Labs)

Your specific condition may require us to refer you to your family physician for further diagnostic studies. This is often necessary to differentially diagnose your condition from other conditions that may share very similar symptomatology and to determine what the best treatment plan may be.

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. This is determined by your doctor or therapist and may depend on the acuity of your condition.

Home Exercise 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. It is crucial that patients understand that long term benefits of treatment are always supportive with postural corrections and rehabilitative exercises.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

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

Subsequent Visits

Depending on your treatment plan as discussed by your clinician, the time frame, frequency, and goals for each visit vary from visit to visit. Often times, factors such as the patient's age, history of previous injuries, chronicity of the problem, repetitive stress, the patient's metabolism, smoking, and the patient's overall health must be considered when approximating how and when a patient may recover.