Upon entering our office, you will be greeted by a member of our front desk staff. We will request that you complete our new patient intake questionnaire on computers located in our front lobby; there are options to sit or stand for this process. This intake provides us with your health history and information on your condition. If you would rather fill out a paper intake form it is available under the New Patient Center in Online Forms. We will also need a copy of both your identification (state drivers license or ID, passport, etc.) and your insurance card (if insurance will be billed).
Next, you will have a consultation with the Dr. Smith to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial conversation is designed for the chiropractor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Smith will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Smith will give you a detailed report of his findings and answer any questions. After reviewing your health history, goals, X-rays if you provided any, and your physical condition your chiropractor will discuss recommendations and let you know if your condition requires care with other providers.
Toward the end of this initial appointment there will be time allowed for your first adjustment if that is what you and the doctor have agreed on. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express questions or concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving the doctor will suggest a treatment plan, including return appointments. Dr. Smith may also suggest things you can do at home to continue your care, this may include things like: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. Every person is unique and their path to wellness differs; we do our very best to take care of our patients and provide a friendly, healthy environment for your care.