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 either Dr. Eric O’Connell to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic and/or physical therapy can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. O’Connell will perform a complete examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may order X-rays as well. X-rays are not usually necessary to evaluate your condition however, if needed, only specific views will be requested.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, our doctors 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 findings, doctor O’Connell will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Home Therapy Plan
Prior to leaving, the doctor 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 realize and experience the benefits of a healthy diet, exercise, and a positive mental state.
For more information please contact our office.