Arriving to the clinic with you paperwork completed and 10 minutes early to finish the new patient check-in process will allow you maximal face-to-face time with your doctor. You can find the applicable forms you need on the “new patient forms page”. Please call if you are unsure which forms you should print and fill out. Your are welcome to fill the forms out at the office before your appointment. If you choose to do that please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Not having your paperwork done at the start of your appointment will affect your time with the doctor.
The first visit lasts about an hour. We will discuss your health history and major concern(s), then perform diagnostic testing and examination of the region of concern including spinal exam. This is followed by a ‘review of findings,’ which leads us to map out your treatment plan together, tailored to your needs and schedule. The first visit may include a treatment as time allows.
The doctor may ask for you to get an X-Ray or MRI, recommend massage therapy or acupuncture prior to chiropractic treatment, or refer you to a specialist if they see that is necessary. As always, you will be involved and included in this process. On your first visit we request that you wear a sports bra or camisole (women) and shorts in an effort to fully visualize your movement patterns, boney landmarks and subtle body rotations.
Follow-up visits will take between 15-45 minutes. As we respect our patients’ timing needs, we ask that you please arrive on time or five minutes early to regular appointments. On subsequent visits please bring comfortable, flexible clothing. We have clothing options in each treatment room, for your convenience should you forget to bring your own.
Cancellation or rescheduling must be made no less than 24 hours prior to your appointment. A $50 charge is applied to late-cancellation New Patient appointments, while a $30 charge is applied to missed return appointments.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to speak with you.