At your first visit, Dr Brian will welcome you as a member of the family. You will have needed to fully complete the patient forms before your appointment time to make the interaction more efficient. This paperwork provides the health history and information necessary to assess your condition and wellness options.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Brian to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Brian to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. This visit will NOT include the exam, report of findings, and treatment. Those service will be upon your request.
After your consultation, Dr. Brian will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may refer out to a local imaging center for X-rays as well. Please inform us if you have any recent diagnostic imaging to avoid duplication. X-rays help us develop the most specific treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions, when deemed medically necessary. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments ("SUBLUXATIONS") and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Brian will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to be seen?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your area of complaint Dr. Brian will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Brian will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, stretching, massage exercise instruction, musculoskeletal kinesiology taping and/or myofascial release. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment with Dr Brian at anytime.
During your care at Parkway Chiropractic, the doctor will suggest a wellness strategies to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when at your first visit this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and/or at home exercises and stretches. Wellness/Health must be achieved in all three categories to be truly well: Physical, Chemical, and Mental. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of your wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state. These aspects of wellness and chiropractic care will work toward achieving 100% functionality of your nervous system.