What to Expect
Upon entering our office, a member of our teem will greet 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.. Laurie Dady to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Laurie Dady to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine If you are a chiropractic Patient or Functional Medicine.
Then we can determine what direction to go.
After your consultation, Dr. Laurie Dady will perform a complete Chiropractic examination. testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. If we are doing a functional Medicine exam it will take an hour. Dr. Dady will do a full history, exam and labs. However no matter where you start you will come back for your second visit for a report of finding. 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. Laurie Dady 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, and or labs
Dr. Laurie Dady will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Laurie Dady will provide the best treatment program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This will include physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. The second visit at the report of finding is where you will have your first adjustment. Functional Medicine second visit is where you will be given the treatment plan, nutrients , labs to be completed and lifestyle changes along with dietary changes.
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.