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 Dr.Belanger to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Belanger to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Belanger 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 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, Dr.Belanger will give you a detailed report (this may happen on your first or second visit depending on your condition) of all findings and answer any questions including:
- What is your problem?
- 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. Belanger will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Belanger will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At this point, depending upon the findings, treatment may begin. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue techniques. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will recommend specific home instructions. If you are in pain when you first come into our office these may include: ice or heat applications, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. As you progress, we will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle if you desire. 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.