Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Tobi Jeurink or Dr Heather Dawkins to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the physicians to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care and/or nutritional care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, the physician will perform a complete examination including taking your vitals, testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. If you're coming in for a nutritional consultation, further testing, including potential blood draw may also take place. For this reason, you will be asked to arrive having fasted for 12 hours- water, black coffee and black tea (no additives) are okay to consume during this time and please increase your water intake. If you are bringing in a child for potential blood draw, please contact the office to inquire as to whether or not they need to fast.
Rest assured, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we recommend that a near by facility take X-rays as well. X-rays can 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 misalignment and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Tobi or Dr Heather will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the physician will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Tobi and Dr Heather 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. 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.