Your First Visit at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic of Bozeman, MT
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our new patient registration forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition, and if downloaded here, can be completed in the comfort of your own home! If you choose, you can always fill out the necessary paperwork in the office as well.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals here in Bozeman, MT.
After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your functional movement, pain levels, and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as necessary to properly diagnose your particular condition. We communicate freely with our patients to ensure that nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- What's wrong with me?
- How can you help me?
- How long will it take?
- What can I do to prevent this?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine, your doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Your doctor here at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial exam and assessment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include chiropractic spinal adjustments, lifestyle recommendations, functional rehab strategies, and/or soft tissue treatment. 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. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan.
Follow up visits
Follow up visits with chiropractic care are necessary due to the nature of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system to "adapt" to both good and bad position and alignment. It may take time to undo improper adaptations, and correct the musculoskeletal system's balance! Everyone's follow up schedule looks different, and we do not force our patients to follow up for a long-term or pre-paid treatment plan. We often make the recommendation to follow up based on the particular background, injury and needs of each individual patient..
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