Upon entering our office, our receptionist will greet you with a warm welcome. 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. Manning to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit, in conjunction with the examination, is designed for Dr. Manning to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine if you are a candidate for care and how our chiropractic and wellness treatment options can help meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Manning will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your performance and functional capacity. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical functional tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
We do not X-ray every person that walks through the door as a matter of routine. X-rays are not required to deliver exceptional chiropractic care. However, depending on your specific condition, we may prescribe X-rays to rule in or out pathology or to further develop your diagnosis.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and all examinations are performed, Dr. Manning 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?
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Ancillary Treatment and Information
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest any ancillary treatment to incorporate outside the office or at home. 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, Dr. Manning 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 health, have a healthy diet, understand and engage in safe and effective exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.