As with any doctor's visit, you'll start by finishing some new patient paperwork. 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. As with all medical facilities, your health information is keep private, no information is released without your prior written consent.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Fry to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals, as well as to have the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
We will perform a physical examination. Depending on your specific condition, we may recommend that X-rays be performed. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any significant 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. We refer to several radiological centers in the area which should be convenient to you.
Once this is complete, we'll take a look at the overall results and together come up with a treatment plan. Treatment is interactive, meaning Dr. Fry encourages feedback and that you feel free to ask questions regarding the different styles of treatment at 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.