Patient Forms: When you arrive at our office, you will be welcomed by our receptionist who will ask you to fill out a few simple forms which will provide us with general information about you and your condition. For your convenience, our patient forms are available online so they can be downloaded and completed at home prior to your appointment.
Consultation: Dr. Chaney or Dr. Walther will take time to carefully listen to your concerns and discuss your health problems. It is important for us to learn as much as possible about you and your condition. Based on your medical history, an examination and diagnostic testing, we will understand your condition and determine the course of treatment which will be most effective for you.
Examination: After discussing your condition, Dr. Chaney or Dr. Walther will perform thorough chiropractic, neurologic and orthopedic examinations to test your reflexes, motor skills, balance, gait, muscle tone and strength, range of motion, posture and spinal alignment.
Diagnostic Testing and Medical Imaging: Additional diagnostic testing, such as MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, blood work, and other laboratory tests may be required in order develop a complete and accurate diagnosis. These test results will help us develop an effective treatment plan, rule out more serious conditions and help you understand your condition.
Report of Findings: Based on your medical history, test results and examination, Dr. Chaney or Dr. Walther will explain your condition and answer any questions you may have. If chiropractic care will be beneficial for you, he will recommend a course of treatment and a wellness program. If your condition requires care from other types of providers, the doctor will make appropriate recommendations. Dr. Chaney or Dr. Walther may also discuss the benefits of making lifestyle changes, such as exercise and nutrition, which will enable your body to heal more quickly and prevent further injury. We want you to be confident that you are in good hands and will receive safe, gentle and effective treatment.
Treatment: During their first appointment, patients usually receive treatments which may include spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapies, physical therapy, decompression, mechanical traction, electric stimulation, ultrasound and cold laser therapies. We will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have so that you are completely comfortable with your personalized treatment plan.
Wellness Program: Our goal is to empower you to take a vital, active role in your healthcare. To accomplish this, we will provide you with a wellness program for use at home. Because each person’s body is unique, an individualized program will be formulated to help restore you to optimum health. Key elements of this program include maintaining spinal alignment and good posture, eating a healthy diet, including nutritional supplements, stress relief and weight control. You may also be instructed in the use of ice or heat, stretches and exercises, positions and activities to avoid,