What You Can Expect7 steps to a happier and healthier you!
Optimal Chiropractic prides itself on helping clients from the first initial consultant until the very end of their chiropractic treatment. To help you walk through this process in the easiest way possible, we have developed a 7-Step Process, which we have found to be the most effective with chiropractic treatment! We are looking forward to helping you every step of the way!
Step 1: Patient Forms
When you first walk into our office, our receptionist will warmly greet you and ask that you complete our patient form located in the New Patient Center on this website. This form provides us with a history of your health and any other information on your current condition.
Step 2: Consultation
After filling out the patient forms, you will have a consultation. During this consultation, you and the chiropractor will discuss your health, symptoms, concerns, and potential options for treatment. This purpose of the consultation is for us to learn more about you, your condition, and your expectations in order to determine how chiropractic care can assist in helping you meet those goals.
Step 3: Examinations
A complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility will be performed after your consultation. Standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will also be performed. All testing will only be done at the patient’s consent.
Step 4: X-Ray Studies
Specific conditions may require X-rays. X-Rays can assist in the development of the most beneficial treatment plan for your condition. In some cases the X-rays alone can identify misalignments and degeneration that may be occurring. Please alert us first if you have any serious spinal conditions.
Step 5: Findings Report
Once all patient information has been collected and examinations finished, you will be provided with a detailed report of all findings. Any questions you have about how we can help you, how often you should visit, and expected cost of your treatment, will be answered. You will be notified if your condition requires treatment from any other providers and provided with the best treatment and wellness program we have to offer for your individual needs.
Step 6: Treatment
At this point of your initial visit, you will be given the option of receiving your first chiropractic treatment. Spinal adjustments, soft tissues massage, and/or physical therapy may be included as part of this treatment session. Feel free to express any concerns you may have about the different styles of treatment at anytime. Chiropractic treatment should be an interactive experience.
Step 7: Wellness Program
Before you leave, you will be asked if you would like to incorporate a wellness plan to assist you outside of your treatment. Ice and Heat application may be recommended if you have been experiencing pain prior to your first visit. Certain stretches may be recommended and certain activities or positions to avoid will be identified. If you would like, we can also assist you with creating healthy habits and routines in your lifestyle to assist you with maintaining good spinal alignment, exercise, diet, and to help you maintain a positive mental state. Every person is unique, requiring a custom wellness plan specifically for you.