Online Forms (Paperwork)
If you have already filled out the new patient forms found on our web site, you will simply have to sign the informed consent when you arrive at the office. If you have not had the opportunity to do so, please come 15 minutes early to fill out the online forms in our office. The paperwork provides us with important information about yourself and your condition. Click here for the link to the forms.
Consultation and Examination
At your first appointment you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health history, your condition, your health goals, and answer any questions you have. After your consultation the doctor will perform a complete musculoskeletal examination including range of motion, pain assessment, weight distribution, postural assessment, blood pressure, digital foot scan, sEMG and digital X-rays.
Report of Findings
Once all the diagnostic assessments have been performed, the doctor will review your Report of Findings to answer these questions:
Can you help me?
What do you recommend that I do to get better?
How much is it going to cost?
After discussing your situation, including your health goals, and reviewing your x-rays and test findings, Dr. Todd will discuss his recommendations with you. He will also tell you if you have a condition that requires care from another provider. If Dr. Todd believes he can help you, he will recommend a Care Plan.
Patients will generally receive their first chiropractic adjustment at the conclusion of the Report of Findings Appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, and other therapeutic modalities and exercises (see Services for details).
Before you leave, the doctor may make additional recommendations to support healing and strengthening. For example, if you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as corrective exercises to be conducted at home. Click here for a detailed description of our Services.