Your First Visit
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Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our friendly clinic. We will request that you complete our patient forms available in the reception area. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. David Tyssen or Dr. Gary Tennant to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Tyssen or Dr. Tennant will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. Nothing will be done without your prior 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.
Report of Findings
Once information has been collected and examinations performed, Dr. David Tyssen or Dr. Gary Tennant 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, Dr. David Tyssen or Dr. Gary Tennant will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Tyssen or Dr. Tennant will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you have the option to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. You may also request treatment at another time if that is more convenient for you.
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 lifestyle habits and routines. Every person is unique; therefore, everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve optimal spinal alignment, to eat a healthy diet, to engage in regular exercise, and to maintain a positive mental state.