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 or you may complete them in our office. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr.Wood. He will sit down with you, one on one, to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, potential treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. This initial visit is designed for Dr.Wood to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can help you and your condition.
After your consultation, Dr.Wood will perform a chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as well.
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.
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr.Wood will discuss a report of findings and recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Wood 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 application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team 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.