Your First Visit

Patient Forms

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.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with the Doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


examExamination

After your consultation, the Doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination, evaluating your posture, range of motion and musculo-skeletal system. Other procedures like neurological, orthopedic and physical examination tests will be performed as necessary. However, nothing will be done in our office  without your consent.


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may order X-rays as well. When necessary 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, the Doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What  will  my treatment  cost?

After reviewing your health history,  goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Rob Lyons or Dr. Brian Marhofer will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.   The Doctor  will  provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


Treatment

At the conclusion of this initial appointment, if the Doctor deems appropriate, you can choose to  experience your first trial treatment. This will likely include spinal adjustments and may also include the Doctor providing physical therapy like stretches and exercises, and/or soft tissue (muscle) work. Treatment is interactive, so you can express preferences and ask questions about the different styles of treatment at anytime.


Home Care Program

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a  wellness program  to incorporate outside of in office treatments.  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,  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.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Grand Traverse Family Chiropractic

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed