First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. Download and print these forms below prior to your first visit and bring them with you. This will save you time on your first visit to the office.

New Patient Information Form (All new patients need to complete this form)
Auto Accident Questionnaire (If your visit is due to a recent auto accident please complete this 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.

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a postural evaluation will be performed followed by a range of motion assessment and a number of specialized orthopedic and neurological tests. The results of this examination will help us to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

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 if indicated. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies such as massage.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will generally 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. Samples of Biofreeze (a pain relieving gel) are also available for home use.

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.