Upon entering our office, our receptionist Julie, will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not yet completed the new patient forms prior, we will have paperwork ready for you. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Hoffman 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. Hoffman 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.
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.
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.
X-Ray Review and Wellness Program (performed on next it)
The doctor will thoroughly review your X-rays with you making sure that you see exactly what is causing your pain/condition. They will suggest a program and lifestyle tips to incorporate outside of the office to receive the best results. This may include ice or heat application, certain activities or positions to avoid, home exercises and/or stretches. Our goal is to help create healthy habits and routines for your specific lifestyle. Each person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness plan is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise and maintain a positive a positive mental state with healthy relationships!
This is the most important visit in the office as the doctor will give you all the information that you need to make the best decisions for your and your families health. They will answer all and any questions that you may have such as:
How can you help me? How often will I need to come in? What will my treatment cost?