Your First Visit

Consultation
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Kathleen to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Kathleen to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

Examination
After your consultation, Dr. Kathleen will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well.

Treatment
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you will experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, cold laser, and/or soft tissue massage.

X-Ray Studies
Depending on your specific condition, we may need to take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.

Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Kathleen will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1. How can you help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Kathleen will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Kathleen will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.

Wellness Program
The doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. This may include: ice or heat application instructions, supplements, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, Dr. Kathleen 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.