You can either print out the New Patient Paperwork online and bring it in, or you can fill it out when you get here. This info provides us with the information needed about you and your condition.
This is the time when you sit down with the doctor and discuss your specific health-related concerns, as well as possible options. We take great care in treating the hole person and look forward to getting to know more about you.
History and Physical Examination
The doctor takes great care in determining what kind of actual problem you have, and if he is the correct physician to help you. He does this by using a number of different specialized tests such as orthopedic, neurologic and proprioceptive. These tests are performed to determine the severity of the condition and what tissues are affected.
Some specific conditions require the use of x-rays to not only confirm the diagnosis but to also rule out other more serious problems that may be developing. These x-rays are only taken when they are absolutely necessary and only of the affected areas. We use the latest procedures to reduce exposure and clearly evaluate the problem.
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients may be provided with their initial treatment that day. This may include the aforementioned adjustments along with physical and/or soft tissue therapies. If additional testing is required, treatment will be provided during the second visit.
Prior to leaving, the doctor commonly gives patients specific instructions on certain activities that should and should not be done at home. This may include the use of ice or heat, the correct positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
Since our primary motivation is to help you fix your current issue, we will help you find a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally, the doctor recommends a follow up visit within 1-2 days after your initial visit to review your diagnosis and treatment options. During the second visit we will discuss your specific problem and how we can best help you.