Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our wellness family. We will then help you complete our patient forms that provide us with information on you, your health challenges, your history, and your lifestyle choices. This paperwork is also available on this website to save you time on your visit to the office by completing it at home. Please be specific in your answers, the more we know, the better we can get to the root of the problem.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Garret Swenson to discuss your health challenges, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Garret Swenson to learn more about you, your challenges, and your expectations to determine how chiropractic care can help to facilitate your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Garret Swenson will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your spinal structure and nervous system function. This examination includes range of motion testing, spinal palpation analysis, computerized muscle and nerve scans, necessary x-rays, and any neurologic or orthopedic tests which may apply to your current condition. This analysis provides us with vital information to help both the Drs. and you, the patient, see the full scope of your current health and wellness. With this information we can work to provide the best care possible.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays for more information. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. All X-rays are examined and shared with you, the patient, during the report of findings.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Garret Swenson will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- What's wrong with me?
- 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. Garret Swenson will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Garret Swenson 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. Chiropractic Adjustments can be administered in a variety of ways with traditional means (by hand) or using instruments to facilitate healing in the body. 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 optimal health; including proper spinal function, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and maintenance of a positive mental state.