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. Vince Hassel, Dr. Lacey Gillies, or Dr. Kaitlyn Flaherty to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your doctor 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.
With Myovision, we are able to establish a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional representation of your condition - something never before possible. The insight this provides is significant on many levels. It enables us to analyze a patient's condition more accurately!
Digital x-Rays give us the ability to take a detailed scan of the spine, which allows us to develop an analysis of what needs to be corrected with chiropractic care.
X-Rays are taken by passing electromagnetic waves through the body, exposing the bone beneath the skin. This process is fast and painless. Once complete, the x-Rays are view-able on our computer within a few seconds. As the images are digital, and not recorded on film, we are able to save them in our patients’ files without losing the original quality of the image. This enables us to track our patients’ progress months, or even years, after their first visit.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Vince Hassel 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. Vince Hassel will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Vince Hassel 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.