Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not already submitted your online information, 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. Michael Hughlett to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Hughlett to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Hughlett will perform a chiropractic exam focusing on your postural structural evaluation and physical stance. This will be the baseline of your treatment to measure progress towards your state of optimal health and wellbeing and remaining free of nerve interference and subluxations. Re-examinations will be done on a regular basis to compare to this baseline and how progress is being achieved. Dr. Hughlett will take the time to explain the exam and findings to each patient.
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 – 2nd Visit
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Hughlett 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, Dr. Hughlett will discuss recommendations and provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this second appointment, you can choose to experience your first Chiropractic Adjustment. All treatment is interactive, and Dr. Hughlett works closely with each patient so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Various forms of physical therapy are available in our office, however, the primary source of treatment is the Chiropractic Adjustment.
As part of your care plan, 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.