YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE CHIROPRACTOR
Upon entering our office, we welcome you as a member of our wellness 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. Dennis or Brenda Brummond to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Dennis or Brenda Brummond to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Dennis or Brenda Brummond 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 order X-rays as well. X-rays can 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. We work with Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Woodbury, who performs all of our X-rays and/or any other advanced imaging we may need. Their state of the art facility and expert radiologists make sure we get the best and most accurate images and information available.
REPORT OF FINDINGS
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Dennis or Brenda Brummond 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?
What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine, Dr. Dennis or Brenda Brummond will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Dennis or Brenda Brummond 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. If you desire, our wellness doctors 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.
We have also created our own unique wellness system called Top10 Wellness which produces great results physically, mentally and spiritually. This program combines once per week chiropractic adjustments, 3 one-to-one 25 minute exercise sessions per week and also 5 minute success coaching to learn specific tools to let go of mental blocks which prevent us from living a happy, balanced, peaceful life.