Chiropractic care usually involves an ongoing treatment schedule, so a good relationship is essential. One of the best ways to develop this is to explain everything in advance. No surprises! The more you understand about chiropractic, what it involves and why we do it, the better results you’ll enjoy. It’s as simple as that. Call us to book your appointment and free complimentary 10 minute consultation.
For your convenience, please print and fill out this New Patient Information Form and bring it with you to your first visit, along with any spinal X-rays you may have. That will save you time and assist Dr. Monica Edmark with her assessment.
You can expect your first visit to last 30 to 45 minutes. After providing informed consent, this important visit is to get to know you, to understand your needs and set a course of possible action for your care. You should wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit.
You’ll be asked about your personal and family medical history, any major illnesses or traumas you have experienced, what surgeries or operations you have had and medications you are taking. You’ll also be asked to give a description of your present condition and any steps you have taken to manage it. Diet and exercise, your sleeping habits, daily activities, work routine, stress level and home life can also provide information that is helpful in ascertaining your needs.
Typical analysis may include:
• an analysis of your posture and movement – how you walk, turn, bend or lift things and how your body moves in the affected area/s
• a hands-on evaluation of how well your spine moves, to identify restrictions and areas of improper motion
An X-ray of your spine may be recommended. If you already have any X-rays or radiology reports, please bring them with you. They can provide a better picture of your complete health.
Further visits will be discussed, when Dr. Monica Edmark will explain the findings to you and discuss a plan of treatment and management in full detail.