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. Phillip Padelford to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Phillip Padelford to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic subluxation care can assist you in meeting your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Phillip Padelford will perform a complete chiropractic examination to assess your condition and any existing subluxations. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may 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. Phillip Padelford will study the results of the examination and tests. You will be scheduled for a detailed report of all findings with the receptionist. Depending on the initial findings by Dr. Padelford, you may be given some inital care.
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.