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. Michelle Elliott to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Michelle Elliott to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Michelle Elliott will perform a chiropractic examination that includes neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. 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.
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Michelle Elliott will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Elliott will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Elliott will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you will experience your first treatment. This will include spinal adjustments and physiotherapy so that we can start getting you to feel better right away!
As part of your treatment plan to incorporate at home and at work, 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.