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 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.
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.
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:
- 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. 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.
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.