Your First Visit
What to Expect at Your Initial Visit
Your first visit is the beginning of a new relationship between you and your team of OM Center providers whose goal is to help you feel your best. This requires we take time to know you, your lifestyle and work to understand what caused the condition that brought you to our practice. This is a process.
Paperwork– First we will need you to complete a detailed health history intake, pain questionnaires and any other information required to administer care. We will also take your insurance information including driver’s license and a copy of your insurance card, for our billing records. The majority of this paperwork should be completed electronically prior to your visit.
Consultation – Next – You will have a consultation – reviewing your medical history and describing your main complaint and details of the event(s) leading you to your present condition. This will allow the doctors to determine how Chiropractic might benefit you. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.
Physical Exam – The consultation is followed by a detailed physical examination. This will include a review of bodily systems which may be affected by your condition, orthopedic and neurological tests, evaluation of range of motion, neurologic tests, chiropractic exam/palpation, and other diagnostic testing as may be required.
Diagnosis & Treatment – When the exam is complete, the doctor will explain his findings, review your diagnosis and his recommended treatment plan.
Treatment – When your questions are answered you will have completed, you will have your first treatment. This may include spinal manipulative therapy, electro muscular stimulation (STIM) , therapeutic exercises & stretching, or other therapies. Treatment varies according to your unique history and diagnosis. Each individual patient is different, and therefore each treatment and plan is unique to every patient.
Professional Recommendations – After your first treatment session is complete, the doctor will give you some extra tips concerning your care. This may include, but is not limited to: home care prescription, work restrictions, home therapies, and further testing.