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Your First Visit

Patient Forms

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.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with one of doctors discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how we care can meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, the doctors will perform a complete physical examination which will include:

– Palpation & Range of Motion Testing – this checks for damage to your joints and muscles which causes spasm, pain and loss of flexibility.

– Posture Evaluation – this detects abnormal posture, balance and equilibrium which causes dysfunction to your joints and muscles.

– Orthopedic & Neurological Testing – this includes reflexes and various medical tests to check for damage to your nerves, joints and muscles.

No testing will be done in our office without your consent.


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop  the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of  any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.


Report of Findings

Once the information is collected  and examinations are performed, the doctors will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What  will  my treatment  cost?

At this time, other testing may be ordered to obtain the best information to properly diagnose your condition.  These may include:

  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Nerve conduction Velocity Testing (NCV)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Doppler Vascular Testing
  • Laboratory Testing

After reviewing your health history,  goals, and examining all of your test results, the doctors will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition requires care with other providers.   The doctors at Advanced Healthcare will  provide the best  treatment and  wellness program for your needs.


Treatment

At the conclusion of this initial  appointment, you can choose to  experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, soft tissue massage, injections, nutritional an/or pharmacological interventions.  Treatment is interactive, so  you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment  anytime.


Wellness Program

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, nutritional &/or pharmacological interventions, 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.