Upon entering our office, our staff will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center, if you haven't already done so. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Bartlett to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Bartlett will perform a complete orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic functional examination. A Neural Scan, including Thermography, Surface EMG and Heart Rate Variablity, will also be taken. All of this helps to find out what your body is and is not doing as well as how your body adapts between the two. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take 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 misalignments and degeneration themselves. We have a state of the art, digital X-ray machine on-site in order to take any necessary X-rays in the office for your convenience.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Bartlett will review, study, and analyze all your data. This includes your health history, goals, examining findings and X-rays. Dr. Bartlett will give you a detailed report of findings and notify you if in fact we can accept you for care or if your condition requires care with other providers. Through the report, Dr. Bartlett will answer any questions, including:
1) How can you help me?
2) How often do I need to come in?
3) What will my treatment cost?
If we are able to help you, we will provide your patient-specific, tailor made treatment plan and/or wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include treatments of spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue release. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our 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, our wellness team will also 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 our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.