Upon entering our office, our front desk staff will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not completed our intake form online, you will be provided with an iPad to complete this form in the office. We encouraged new patients complete and submit this information online before their appointment to significantly lessen your paperwork during your first visit. This form provides us with your health history and information on your current condition. It helps us set a determine a baseline and allows us to set appropriate goals for where you would like to be in the future.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Gregg Parks to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Gregg Parks to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Gregg Parks 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Gregg Parks 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. Gregg Parks will discuss your prescription of care and notify you if your condition requires co-management with other providers. Dr. Gregg Parks will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, your doctor may feel it's appropriate that you receive treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical modalities, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive and there are various techniques to adjust the spine, so it is important to express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime so that they may be altered if necessary.
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.