New Patient Exam
Our Goal: To detemine what condition your body is in, and why. An example of some testing is below but not limited to this. It is just a guide to explain and give a general idea. Subluxation/Soft tissue Evaluation of the Spine Exam First is to determine if there is a simple problem that is non life threatening like a muscle, ligament, tendon, joint, or disc etc... Second is to determine life threatening diseases such as subluxation and nerve interference, blockage and damage. Range of Motion, Flexibility and Muscle Balance exam spinal and/or other areas if needed Spinal Thermography sEMG of the spine Posture check Gait Analysis X-rays if needed - the best analysis of subluxation in the world by Postureray (Clear Institute) - http://postureanalysis.com/x-ray-analysis-for-chiropractic/ Further diagnostic testing if needed.
Blood/Urine Analysis and Functional testing.
Depends on individual needs included but not limited to test such as these listed below provided by these companies.
ALCAT Food and Chemical Sensitivities Blood Test
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing
First Choice Labs USA
Genova Diagnostics Laboratory
IgeneX Lyme Disease and Co-Infection Testing
Meridian Valley Laboratory
Nutritional/Herbal Medicine Testing
A dietary history is recommended including testing included above. Based on the specific testing and wellness exam, we have you come back and discuss further treatment.
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 Rick Hyde to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Rick Hyde to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Rick Hyde 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 misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Rick Hyde 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, Rick Hyde will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Rick Hyde will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
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.