Upon entering our office, we will request that you complete our patient forms. You will need an extra 10 minutes to complete these, so arrive early. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Richard to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Richard to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After the initial consultation, Dr. Richard will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility and muscle strength. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may order X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Richard will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
After reviewing your health history, goals, as well as examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Richard will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other health providers. Dr. Richard will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you may be ready to have your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, or soft tissue work. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Should an X-ray be necessary before your first treatment you will be sent to your local radiologist and the spinal series taken. A re-evaluation will be taken at the second treatment with its associated report of findings.