Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will provide you with our patient form and make a copy of your insurance card, if applicable. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. A. Christopher Oswald to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Oswald to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Oswald will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may arrange for you to have x-rays. We have access to a few of the local imaging centers and will be able to view your x-rays and read your reports.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Oswald 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 if taken, Dr. Oswald will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. He will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this first appointment as a new patient, you will 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. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of this is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.