Upon entering our office, you will be welcomed as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms, if you haven’t already done so using the online forms located in the New Patient Center. You can save time by filling out your paperwork at home prior to your first visit. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. LaBelle to discuss your health-related problems, concerns and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. He will also explain the science behind how chiropractic care works so you have a better understanding of how chiropractic care helps you.
After your consultation, Dr. LaBelle 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 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 misalignment and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. LaBelle will give you a detailed report of all findings, discuss recommendations, inform you if your condition requires care with other providers, and answer any questions including:
- What is causing my problem?
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After the report of findings, Dr. LaBelle 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. Our method is simple…Move Well, Think Well, Eat Well.