Upon entering our office, our Patient Care Coordinators will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our new patient intake forms which are located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. Our Patient Care Coordinators will also offer you a complimentary beverage!
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our chiropractors Dr. Garrett Gallentine or Dr. Michael Hekler to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Garrett Gallentine or Dr. Michael Hekler to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Gallentine or Dr. Hekler 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 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. We have an on-site digital x-ray machine so no need to refer you out for x-rays to be taken.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Garrett Gallentine 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, Dr. Garrett Gallentine will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Garrett Gallentine will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
Chiropractic treatment may include spinal adjustments and physical therapy. 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.