You’ll be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!
New patients often remark how “homey” our practice is. That’s good, because our goal is to offer state-of-the-art chiropractic care in a comfortable surrounding. So, make yourself at home!
Make Yourself at Home
You’ll find plenty of convenient parking and well-lit parking. You’ll be greeted by name when you enter our practice and given a short tour to get you acquainted with our facilities.
If you’ve already completed your admitting paperwork, great! If not, after doing so we’ll likely show you a short video and then you’ll meet Dr. Stephen Uhl.
We Explain Everything First
The purpose of your consultation with the doctor is to discuss your health goals and see if chiropractic is likely to help you. If it looks promising, a thorough examination will help identify the cause of your problem. We will spend time determining your current health status through a detailed health history, a one-on-one patient consultation with the doctor, and a thorough chiropractic and orthopedic examination. If x-rays are necessary, they can be taken on-site allowing us to determine your problem as quickly as possible. Depending on your condition, you may receive physiotherapy to provide palliative relief and begin the healing process. This entire process takes approximately 25 minutes including therapy.
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. 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. Stephen Uhl to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Stephen Uhl to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Stephen Uhl 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. Stephen Uhl 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. Stephen Uhl will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Stephen Uhl will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
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.
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.