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. Jay Carter to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Jay Carter to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Jay Carter will perform a chiropractic examination including postural, orthopedic, neurological, and other tests, depending on what your particular condition is. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Jay Carter 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 and performing an examination, Dr. Carter will discuss with you his recommendations for treatment, and provide the best care possible for your specific condition. Depending on what your condition is, this treatment may include Chiropractic Spinal and or Extremity adjustments, adjunctive physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound and or electrical muscle stimulation, soft tissue massage, etc. Often Dr. Carter will recommend things that you can do at home to help in your recovery such as the use of ice or heat, specific exercises and or stretches for your particular condition, certain activities or positions to avoid, etc. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized treatment plan designed for their optimal care.
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.