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Your First Visit
Upon entering our office, our receptionist 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 prior to your appointment). This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you may request a consultation with Dr. Bernice or Dr. Rosman to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This optional visit designed for the doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
One of the doctors 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.
X-rays are not generally required in our office. However, if you have x-rays you can bring them in. If we find it necessary to do x-rays we will refer you to a local diagnostic facility.
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Bernice or Dr. Rosman will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of your "New Patient" appointment, the doctor will review the results in preparation for your first treatment on your next visit. Why not treat me now you may ask? It's important for the doctor to review the results and develop a treatment plan. This may include spinal adjustments, acupuncture, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. 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 work with you also 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.