What to Expect: First Visit
Upon entering the office, Dr. Bradley will request that you complete the patient forms, if not completed online, located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides the doctor with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Bradley to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Bradley to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Bradley will perform a examination testing your posture and range of motion. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, 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 request X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their mis-alignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings:
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Bradley 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 come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Bradley will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Bradley 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, and/or soft tissue therapy. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment at anytime.
Wellness Program:Prior to leaving, If appropriate, Dr. Bradley will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into the office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, Dr. Bradley will work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of the wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
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