Coming in for Treatment?
What to Expect
When you have your initial consultation with us, one of our Medical Providers will sit down with you and discuss your past medical and family health history so that we can gather important clues as to what might be contributing to your condition.
We will then move on to discussing your specific complaints and the impact that those complaints are having on you and your life activities. It is also critical, at this time, to identify your specific health and life goals because any treatment plan that we develop must encompass those goals.
We will then move on to performing a thorough physical examination. We will check your vital signs. We will assess the movement of your spine and extremity joints. If necessary, we will do specific orthopedic tests to determine if you have joint damage and we will do specific neurological (nerve) tests to look for any negative impact on your nervous system. We will evaluate your posture using cutting edge posture analysis software, if we see that you have postural/structural issues, abnormal spinal function, or have had a history of trauma or accidents, we will likely take spinal x-rays. We are very precise in our radiological procedures and have the latest digital x-ray equipment. We are interested in identifying not only pathology (disease processes), but also the existence of any damage, changes or congenital (from birth) abnormalities. We have a strong structural emphasis in our practice and therefore x-rays are an essential tool to identify key postural/structural issues that might influence your treatment program.
Report of Findings
Once we have had a chance to study all of the information gathered in the consultation and examination we will have a meeting with you called a “report of findings”, during which we share what we found both through the examination and any x-rays we may have taken. We discuss with you exactly what we have found and whether or not we feel we can help you. At this time we will also review the personalized plan put together by our team of providers to help you attain your goals. Lastly if you are accepted into the corrective program you will be introduced to our patient coordinator whose role it is to help you understand your insurance benefits and teach you about the financial tools we have available to help you receive the care you need. If, for whatever reason, we do not feel we can help you, or we feel that other diagnostic work should be done, we will make appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers.