Step 1: Patient Forms
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our New Patient Forms - these can be found in the 'New Patient Center' tab of our website, or you can complete them in our office at the time of your appointment. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition, and also provides you with information about our office. Please bring your insurance cards and ID with you to your first visit. If you have any questions on billing, co-pays or insurance please call our office at 231-865-6545. Payment is required on the day of treatment.
Next, if you haven't had any recent imaging, we will take some x-rays to get a better understanding of your condition or injury. By using imaging, our doctors can pinpoint the exact place that might be causing you issues. 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.
Step 3: Consultation & Examination
After your x-ray, one of our doctors will perform a complete chiropractic examination. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent or outside your limitations.
Step 4: Report of Findings
Once information is collected, imaging is done, and the new patient examination is performed, our doctors will report their findings from the initial new patient exam. At this time we can answer any questions you may have and provide you with a Treatment Plan that is customized to fit you and your specific 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 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.