Whether you have been referred by your Primary Care Physican, a friend, co-worker or brand new to the profession you will find the office warm and friendly. As with any doctor's visit, you'll start by filling out some new patient paperwork. Upon meeting with the doctor, you'll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have. We will perform a physical examination and if need be make recommendations for imaging. Once the Doctor has enough information to safely evaluate your condition, you will be given their recommendations on how to proceed. Please budget 45-60 minutes for your first appointment.
The doctor will then prescribe a care plan with some form of home care instructions; such as stretching, cardiovascular exercise, strength training, core exercises, sleeping position, work station modification, diet and even foot wear. Follow up therapy will usually consist of physical therapy modalties such as electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, therapeutic massage, heat or ice, followed by spinal manipulations and then usually conclude with stretching. Depending on complexity of condition follow up visits can be anywhere from 15-45 minutes.