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. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Julie Mock or Dr. Jacob Malpass to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Julie or Dr. Jacob will perform a complete chiropractic examination including standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may refer you to get X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Your X-rays will then be studied and your doctor will discuss the results and the best course of treatment.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the doctors 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?
- Is a referral to another specialist necessary?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine, Dr. Julie or Dr. Jacob will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. The doctors 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, 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. Our goal is to work with you to create healthy habits and routines to incorporate into 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.