Initial First Visit Paperwork
When you arrive at our office for your first visit, our staff will provide you with some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork includes general information about yourself, your health history and current condition, and insurance information (if applicable).
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a private consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and goals.
History and Examination
In order to determine the nature of your problem and its underlying cause, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will then be provided with a follow-up appointment for their first treatment. If the patient is in acute distress, we may provide some treatment on the same day, such as physical therapy. The follow-up visit is when we explain your exam findings and discuss your options for comprehensive management of your condition.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, and when appropriate, home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.