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. Trent Stevens or Dr. Darcee Schmidt to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Trent Stevens and Dr. Darcee Schmidt to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Trent Stevens or Dr. Darcee Schmidt will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your overall motion, strength, 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 refer you out to have X-rays taken. X-rays are not required and most of the time are not medically necessary. However, there are certain times we will want X-rays because they can alert us of any serious spinal conditions. If you have an previous X-rays or scans please bring them with you to your appointment.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Trent Stevens and Dr. Darcee Schmidt 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. Trent Stevens and Dr. Darcee Schmidt will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Trent Stevens and Dr. Darcee Schmidt will provide the best treatment and 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 with Active Release Techniques. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest an exercise rehabilitation 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. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized plan. The purpose of our rehabilitation program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.