Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you to our office. We will request you fill out our patient forms. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. David Hargraves to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. David Hargraves to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care can help you.
After your consultation, Dr. David Hargraves will perform an examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to to get a full evaluation. X-rays help us to rule out conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Many people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration for themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. David Hargraves 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, Dr. David Hargraves will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. David Hargraves believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment..
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physiotherapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
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 intor 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. Every body is unique and different and therefore everone 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.