Welcome to our office!
We treat each patient as part of our extended chiropractic family, as our goal is to offer excellent chiropractic care coupled with a personal touch all wrapped up in comfortable surroundings. We welcome your spouse and/or children at this visit and any others.
We ask that you print and bring a completed set of New Patient Paperwork with you to your first appointment. You can find this in the NEW PATIENT section of our website. If you are unable to complete this prior to your visit, please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to fill out the paperwork. We will have a few forms that we will have you read and sign before your appointment begins. If we have pre-approved your chiropractic insurance benefits we will discuss your coverage before your initial appointment. If you are uninsured or need more information about payment options we will be happy to discuss this as well.
Evaluation by the Doctor
The doctor will discuss your health and wellness concerns and goals as identified on your new patient paperwork. This will better allow the doctors to identify the areas of concern and educate you about chiropractic care and our approach to health.
Your examination will include static and motion palpation where the doctors will feel joint motion, muscle tension, and bone malposition. The examination allows the doctor to detect areas of subluxation. These are areas of the spine that have become misaligned to a point of tissue damage and nerve interference. Spinal range of motion, reflexes, vitals, and muscle strength may also be tested. Non-invasive scans may be performed on the surface of your spine to evaluate surface temperature changes at each level.
An x-ray of the spinal areas of concern will most likely be taken following the examination. X-rays show the position of the spinal bones, and the health and degeneration of the spine. The doctor will examine the x-rays and report the findings of the exam and spinal x-rays at the following appointment.
Infant and child examinations are lead by the comfort of the child and may be performed while laying on a parent, playing with toys, or being distracted by siblings. It is important that the child knows that we will not be poking or using tools during the exam. We make it clear that will be using only our hands to examine, adjust and help them to feel better! We welcome you to bring objects that bring them comfort such as a blanket or stuffed toy. Most children have a wonderful time during the exam and infants often are comfortable enough to smile and coo at the doctor or sleep during the examination.
Examination during pregnancy is gentle and comfortable for mom and baby. We provide pillows to support the belly and pay attention to position and strain on the pelvis. It is often that poor positioning of baby can put strain on the sacrum and round ligaments. The doctor will assess the position of the baby with light touch of the belly, uterus, and hip flexors to determine constraint and muscle imbalance.