On your first visit we will have you complete some basic paperwork. And watch a short educational movie about Chiropractic. After this you will have a consultation (aka history) to discuss your health concerns and discuss what we can do to help. A thorough chiropractic exam includes general tests such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and reflexes, as well as specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
- Range of motion of the affected part
- Muscle tone
- Muscle strength
- Neurological integrity
Further chiropractic exam tests may be necessary to assess the affected area such as having the individual move in a specific manner and/or posture analysis. After the History, physical examination and any diagnostic studies lead to a specific diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the chiropractor will determine if the condition will respond to care.
The chiropractic doctor will explain a patient’s:
- Diagnosed condition
- Individualized chiropractic treatment plan anticipated length of chiropractic care and future health options.