First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out, or you can print out the form to turn in at your appointment. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

New Patient Welcome Form




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. At this time, the doctor will also explain his technique so that you are comfortable with the examination. Your initial appointment, including time to complete the paperwork, usually lasts about 45 minutes.

History and Examination

In order to determine the cause of your pain 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. There is no need for clothing removal for the exam, however, the doctor may need you to remove your shoes/sandals.

Same Day Treatment

Once the doctor is finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, he will provide patients 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, the doctor will give patients instructions for 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.

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 of the initial treatment and subsequent visits usually last only about 5 minutes. Treatment options for your condition are generally discussed briefly at each appointment.