Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you to our clinic. If you have already filled out your forms from the New Patient Center, she will collect these from you. If you have not, she will give you the proper forms to complete.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of the doctors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for the Doctor to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care is right for you. If Dr. Strickland feels that yours is not a chiropractic case, you will be referred to another provider.
After your consultation, Dr. Strickland will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays of the involved areas. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. We use the newest digital radiography equipment available. If you have had recent x-rays taken, please bring them along with you.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Strickland will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- What is the cause of my pain?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How long will the treatment take?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, the Doctor will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, Dr. Strickland will tell you.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physiological therapeutics, and/or soft tissue therapies. You can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will receive. The clinic offers manual adjusting as well as instrument adjusting.
At Home Care
Prior to leaving, patients may be instructed on a home care program. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.