Upon entering our office, our receptionists will welcome you and your family as a member of our family. Often times our intake forms will be emailed to you a head of time and are also available for download. If you cannot complete them prior to arrival, please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to complete the forms in our office. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your health-related problems and concerns. This initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
Next, our patients over 2 years old will receive a series of scans via our Insight Program to help the doctors find the problem areas. Then they 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, you may be referred to receive X-rays. At this time, we do not perform X-rays in the office and do send our patients to UMIH. If you have had images within the past year, we do encourage you to bring in the images and report. 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 misalignment and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
At your next appointment, you will receive a detailed report of all findings, go over your chiropractic care plan, receive supplement recommendation and exercises and answer any questions you may have.
Most patients will not be treated the same day as their first visit. This is because the doctors need to go over all the findings, wait for x-rays (if applicable) and determine the best and safest plan of care. Most pediatric and prenatal patients in their third trimester are the exception to this policy.
At your next visit, which can be the next day of scheduling allows, your treatment will begin. We may utilize a variety of services and techniques to help you get well and to your health goals. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, 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, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, Dr. Carri, Dr. Sai and Dr. Suzy 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.