Upon entering our office, our receptionist will offer you a warm welcome and will help you complete your new patient form. If you prefer, you can print the form from the the New Patient Center section of this website under the Online Forms tab and bring the completed form with you. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Scott Johnson to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Johnson to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Johnson 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Scott Johnson will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions you have. After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Johnson will discuss recommendations and let you know if your condition requires the care of other providers. If Dr. Johnson finds your condition can benefit from chriopractic care, he 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. In addtion to chiropractic adjustments, this may include physiotherapy such as ultrasound or electric muscle stimulation, 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 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.