Many people are often overwhelmed, and maybe even nervous, when visiting a doctor for the first time. Paperwork needs to be completed, an honest discussion needs to be had, and a diagnosis will follow. What you will find once visiting our office is that the stigma of a doctor is nowhere to be found. You will be welcomed with a warm greeting, you can complete the paperwork in the comfort of your own home (CLICK HERE), and we will simply have a conversation on strategies that will contribute to the quality of your life. We have been in existence for many years in our beautiful community and after working with 1,000’s of people, we are confident that your experience in our office will be like nothing that has ever taken place in your life. We have patients who frequently visit the practice because, “It just feels so right!” Therefore, we encourage you NOT to feel overwhelmed and NOT to be afraid, because the relationship that you establish with “Market Place Chiropractic Wellness Center”will be long lasting and provide you with everything you need when it comes to your health. Our first visit is the information gathering time because this is where we begin with the question of ‘Why.’ This is foundational because it will offer our team an opportunity to gain an understanding for visit two and beyond. In the second visit, we will review all the information gathered in the first visit in order to develop a custom program for each person. In addition, we will answer any questions, while completely covering the costs of participation.
With this being said, we want to make sure that you know EXACTLY what to expect so we have decided to go into greater detail below:
On your first visit to Market Place Chiropractic Wellness Center you will be welcomed by our knowledgeable and caring staff. Please arrive 15 minutes early if possible to complete the necessary intake forms, or print off our website and fill them out at home. We will then take a chiropractic health history focusing on your chief complaints and past conditions and lifestyle stresses. We will perform a detailed examination including chiropractic tests as well as orthopedic and neurologic tests if indicated. We will perform 3-5 additional computer tests based upon your condition to better objectify your condition and establish baseline readings. In most cases we will perform digital x-rays of your spine to determine deviations from ideal alignments and curvatures, and to evaluate the presence of any degeneration, arthritis or other pathology. Depending on the severity of each individual case, you may or may not receive a chiropractic adjustment on your first visit, but most often Dr. Clark will do something to begin the healing process.
Visit 2, 3, 4.
Because each person is different, our routine is not “etched in stone”. What you can expect is an explanation of your x-ray and examination findings. We call this a Report of Findings. It is the belief of Dr. Clark that each of his patients (practice members) should be educated on his/her condition and given on-going advice, counsel and education in leading a healthier (and thus happier, more productive) life. Typically we will sit down and review x-rays and computer exam findings on subsequent visits, and give you copies of any printouts to take with you to keep in your at-home health file. We will also sit down with you and discuss your Wellness & Lifestyle habits and offer advice for improvement. As each person is different, treatment plans will be custom tailored to each patient. You can of course expect a spinal adjustment on each visit with possible exception of your first visit as explained above.
As we proceed through your care plan, or if you come in for future visits “as needed”, you can expect a specific spinal adjustment utilizing the combination of adjustive techniques as outlined above. Beginning with your initial examination and proceeding through care, Dr. Clark will perform a specific “kinesiology” muscle test to “ask your body” where and what direction to adjust. Then at the end of the visit we repeat this muscle test to ensure that your spine has accepted the adjustment that day. You can also expect general health & wellness tips or specific advice for a situation you may be experiencing.
We want you to feel comfortable with the decision of joining our practice. Therefore, please read the information below and if you still have any questions, please call our office for an answer.
New Patient Forms: Complete the New Patient Forms prior to visiting the practice. This will save approximately 15-20 minutes, and allow you to complete the documents in the comfort of your own home.
Consultation: During the initial Health Consultation, you can share what you desire from your life and what you believe is preventing you from making this a reality. This consultation assesses your current well-being and then communicates your definition of a life without limitations.
Examination: At the conclusion of the initial health consultation, we will perform a complete and comprehensive chiropractic wellness examination that will test your reflexes and range of motion, as well as many standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations.
X-Rays: A series X-rays may be needed to allow us to clearly determine a proper care plan. X-rays provide us with an objective diagnostic tool that will show us the position of the spinal bones, as well as the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. We also use X-rays to determine how long a subluxation has been developing.
Report of Findings: You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit, at which point we will share the results that we found with you. You may invite anyone in your family to accompany you, if you choose. Your Report of Findings includes a detailed analysis of what you need in order to solve the problem that brought you into our office and what can be done in order to assure that it won’t happen again. We consider your current lifestyle choices, goals for the future and challenges that are standing in your way. This is why our recommendations are extremely comprehensive and have the chance to be the solution that you have been seeking to find.
Ongoing: Our entire staff strives to keep waiting times to a minimum so we ask that all patients be prompt for their appointments so we can stay on track. Your adjustments will be given by the doctor, then anything else done during that visit will depend on the doctor’s recommendations. Stretching or exercise instruction, or other advice, may be given as part of the doctor’s plan for you. Questions are not only welcomed, they are encouraged. Knowledge is power.
We consistently update and customize your wellness programs. The foundation for our overall health is based on proper spinal alignment, nutritious foods, regular exercise, high quality supplementation and a variety of stress relief techniques.
We look forward to working with you so that YOU can live a life of complete health and vitality!