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.To accommodate enough time, we schedule your first visit 30 minutes prior to your treatment so you get the full hour of therapy.
Next, you will have a consultation with your therapist to discuss your care plan outlined by your Physician, health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our team to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how our care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your therapist will perform a complete examination. This will give us a basis for where to begin and what your injury severity is so we can provide you with quick and effective results. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, our therapists, will go over their report of findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- When do you think I will get back to my pre-injury state?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, our therapists will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. however we will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include physical therapy, and/or massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the therapist will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. 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.