WHAT TO EXPECT
Upon entering our office, you'll be warmly greeted and we will request that you present the completed form(s) that were emailed to you or you may arrive early enough to your appointment to complete them at our office. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. We will also make a copy of your driver's license.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Katerina Sheffield to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Sheffield to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Sheffield 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 order X-rays. 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, examination performed and, if applicable, x-rays ordered, we will schedule you for your second appointment at which time Dr. Sheffield will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1. How can you help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Sheffield will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Sheffield will provide the most effective treatment plan for your needs. This all takes place on your second visit.
Spinal adjustments and treatment usually begin on your second visit, after all data has been gathered and a report of findings has been done. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns and ask questions about the different styles of treatment at anytime.
Prior to leaving, Dr. Sheffield 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, we will also work with you 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.