Once you enter our office, you will be welcomed by our warm receptionist as though you are 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 information on your condition and your health history.
After the paperwork is complete, you will have a consultation with Dr. Chavis or Dr. Rupp. During this meeting we will discuss your concerns, health related issues and potential treatment options. This first visit is designed to help our Doctors of Chiropractic learn more about you, your health issues and condition, as well as what your expectations are to determine how chiropractic care can help you attain your goals.
Dr. Chavis or Dr. Rupp will perform a complete chiropractic examination after your consultation where he will test your flexibility and reflexes. Other tests will be performed as well, including: orthopedic tests, physical tests, standard neurological and postural tests. Please note that no testing will be completed without your consent.
We may take X-rays, depending on your particular condition. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for your needs. As well, this process can make us aware of any serious spinal conditions. The majority of patients are shocked when they see their X-rays up close. In certain cases, some patients can even identify their degeneration and misalignments on their own.
Report of Findings:
After all of the information has been compiled and the examinations are complete, Dr. Chavis or Dr. Rupp will provide you with a detailed report of all the findings and answer the following, along with any other questions you may have:
1. How can you and chiropractic care help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. How much will my treatment cost?
After examining your spine and X-rays, reviewing your health history and discussing your goals, our Doctor will talk about certain recommendations and will notify you if your condition requires any other care providers. Dr. Chavis or Dr. Rupp, along with their highly skilled team will provide you with the best health and wellness program to suit your needs.
At the end of your initial appointment, you have the option of experiencing your first treatment. This appointment may include: physical therapy, spinal adjustments and possibly soft tissue massage. Treatment is completely interactive, therefore, you can express any concerns or discomfort regarding the various kinds of treatment at any time. We encourage your feedback during the appointment and will work with you to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe at all times.
Before you leave the clinic, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to be incorporated outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first visit our office, this program may include heat or ice application and instructions, particular positions or activities to avoid, home stretches or exercises.
If you prefer, our wellness team will work closely with you and be happy to create healthy routines and habits for your lifestyle. Each person is unique and everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The main goal of our wellness program is for you to be able to attain and maintain a healthy, positive mental state with exercise and a healthy diet to achieve good spinal alignment.