History and Examination
First, we determine the Cause of your problem. Many conditions have similar symptoms. We want to treat you correctly and effectively; and we want to be certain that you are in the right place.
I will ask various questions related to your condition. Then, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
My exam is very thorough - please expect to be at the office for between 45 minutes to 1 hour (not counting paperwork time).
Yes, we have paperwork! It gives background information that you may not even know is relevant and will help us get your on your path to wellness. If you schedule far enough in advance, we can e-mail or snail-mail most of the forms for you to fill out ahead and bring in with you.
Once the paperwork is completed, I review the information and go over it with you.
If I think I can help you, I will tell you.
If don't think I can help you, I'll tell you that too.
Same Day Treatment
After my thorough examination, I will explain what I've found, what I expect to accomplish, and how I will proceed. We will discuss your potential treatment options.
If you wish to proceed, first treatment is usually given that day.
Treatment may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Your condition may require X-Rays, MRI, or other diagnostic testing to assist in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. If these or other studies are necessary, we will explain why and we will refer you to the appropriate professionals for those studies (we no longer take X-Rays on the premises).
If you have current films &/or reports, by all means bring them with you.
Oh no! Homework!!!??? Yes, absolutely! Your participation is very important to the healing process. I have my job to do you, and you will have yours. As soon as possible, you will be given instructions on activities, procedures, &/or exercises to do at home. Usually we start with Ice or Heat applications depending on what suits your condition. You will be given instruction on positions or activities to avoid or modify; and will be given exercises &/or stretches (as soon as we can) to help you hold your adjustment / treatments longer and faster. But if your body needs to rest in order to heal properly, we may ask you to wait.
As you continue to improve, more exercises will be given.
We want you to be Active in your life and Actively involved in your care.
Your participating in your recovery definitely affects the outcome, be better for your Success, and will most definitely speed the healing and recovery processes. It will also give you life-style steps to maintain your health and function.
It's Your body and it's Your Health!
*** 10 minute Consultation:
If you wish to have questions answered briefly by the Doctor before committing to scheduling an Exam or filling out forms, a 10-minute Consultation can be arranged - free of charge. If, after the consultation, you choose to proceed with evaluation and treatment by the Doctor an appointment will then be scheduled for you to be seen as soon as scheduling permits.