What to Expect
You will be required to fill out our new patient application form. This provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. This paperwork is required by law, and serves to protect you and your health information.
A consultation with our front desk team is to make sure that you understand our office policies, HIPPA information policies, and to answer any remaining questions you may have before seeing your doctor. You will be given an office tour by one of our rehab coordinator so that you are comfortable with how to navigate the office, and your vital sign will be documented before you meet the doctor.
History and Exam
To determine your actual diagnosis, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Clinical examination includes: medical history, a review of previous exams and imaging (if you have prior imaging such as x-ray, CT, MRI), postural exam, functional and dynamic examination including: measured range of motion, cranial nerve tests, manual muscle testing, palpation of joints and soft tissue, and lastly, functional orthopedic and neurological tests will be performed. Your doctor obtains vital information from the history and examination; therefore it must be taken seriously.
Your history and exam may require us to take x-rays to further evaluate your condition, aid in our decision that you are a candidate for chiropractic care, and assist us in developing an effective treatment plan for you. If anything is found on the films to contraindicate chiropractic care, you will be referred to the appropriate medical professional.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given a written pre-report of the initial exam findings by the doctor on certain procedures to be conducted at home. This may include instructions for ice or heat application, as well as activities that may need to be modified or restricted.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
Patients will be given a convenient appointment time their follow-up visit. Generally, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete report of findings including x-ray analysis. Treatment options for your condition will be discussed during this time as well as any referral options or advanced imaging that may be needed.