Chiropractic we treat you like family. We recommend setting aside an hour for your initial visit. If you haven't brought in our patient forms, we will provide you with our paperwork to complete insurance, health history and any information on your condition.
The more we know about your situation, the more effectively we can help, so we'll need you to fill out some brief paperwork. These forms help us better understand your past issues as well as your current condition. We will have these ready for you on your first visit, or you can follow the links to view & print the forms at home to save time.
Though we employ many advanced methods for diagnosis, we believe our most effective tool is listening, and that slowing down and considering our patients' words is an important part of the process – and also creates a personable and comfortable environment in our clinic.
First, you'll meet with Dr. Sheldon to discuss your health history as well as your current condition and tentative treatment options. Then, to determine the cause of your discomfort, the doctor will perform several specialized tests to identify which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your situation may require X-ray imaging – performed in our clinic, and usually covered by insurance – to rule out more serious conditions and assist us in creating the most effective treatment plan.
During your initial visit we will outline how much time it might take to achieve your treatment goals. Because each patient is unique with treatments based on needs and case complexity requiring patient participation, recovery rates are not always consistent. People heal at different rates so while some patients require 2-3 visits a week some thrive on a preventative health strategy schedule with maintenance adjustments. With regular adherence to our recommendations patients will recover faster and remain pain free with maximum functionality. It is our greatest joy to see patients return to active lifestyles but temporary pain relief following treatment does not lead to long-term success. Clinical research proves that continued care leads to lasting physical improvements when performed according to doctor instructions.
We use a wide range of therapies, custom tailored to your own specific situation and needs, to help relieve your pain and maintain a healthy body.
Usually, your treatment will begin during your first visit, and may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Before you leave, we'll provide you with detailed instructions for certain therapies that you can do at home to maximize the efficacy of your treatment plan. These procedures will be simple, and typically include ice or heat application, avoidance of certain activities or positions, and home exercises and/or stretches.