First Visit

Brief Paperwork
Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with me, where we will discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, I'll 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.

X-ray Studies
Your specific condition may require me to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist me in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. I of course have at my disposal access to the local laboratories and diagnostic centers. If you need an MRI or a cat scan or a have a vascular consideration that we need to explore, we'll be able to order it directly or make a trustworthy referral.

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, braces or supports and/or soft tissue therapies. Rest assured, if you're in pain, we are going to try our best to make you feel better, right away.

Home Instructions
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. We call them "critical care instructions". (I find that people frequently unknowingly worsen their conditions doing something they perceive feels better for the moment. These can make you worse, lengthen your recovery time and cost you more money.) Such recommendations 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 and are provided with a complete review of findings. My goal in this report is to answer your 4 big questions;

  1. Specifically, "what's wrong with me"
  2. Can I fix it.
  3. "How long will it take", and
  4. "How much will it cost." Treatment and/or referral options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.