Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. Upon arrival to your first appointment, you will be asked to return to our website, under new patient center, there is a link to a intake form. We ask that you complete the intake, print it out and bring it to you appointment. If you do not have access printer, we have extra copies in our office. We will them present you with all the forms you will need before seeing the doctors.
All of our new chiropractic patients will undergo a series of scans and vitals. The scans we do are a posture scan, a sEMG scan and a
foot scan. All three are easy scans that really help our doctors create a person treatment plan for each patient.
Once the scans are complete, whichever doctor you are scheduled with will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Powell and Dr Shanahan will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, the doctors at Powell Chiropractic will discuss recommendations treatment and a wellness programs specifically designed for you.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, exercises, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Each treatment will be thoroughly explained to you and will not be completed without you consent.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Everybody is unique and different and therefore everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.