Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Todd to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Austin to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Todd 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.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take 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 your information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Austin will give you a detailed report of all findings on your 2nd visit and answer any questions you may have including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Todd will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Austin will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
After your Report of Findings, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, cold laser therapy, physical therapy, needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving the clinic on your 2nd visit, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, BioFreeze pain relief gel, 'at home' cold laser therapy instructions, nutritional considerations, certain activities or positions to avoid, sleeping habits and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.