During your first visit, we will have a chance to discuss all of your health concerns as well as aspirations.
While we do need to know all about your pain and/or symptoms, our focus will really be on your goals for health & life.
Of course, it is a beautiful thing to be pain-free, but it is more important that you are able to do everything that you enjoy!
Preparing for your Visit
Your initial visit will take anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour. You can easily schedule using the links below or by calling (484) 515-5741. You will have to fill out some brief paperwork either when you arrive or it can be downloaded and printed from the link below. Please wear non-restrictive clothing if possible so you can move easily through the exam and adjustments. Lastly, don't forget to bring some change for parking!
Consultation & History
Once all the paperwork is complete, we can sit down and go through your health history. Getting a pertinent health history is the most important part of determining a diagnosis. We will ask all about your current state of health and what led to your main complaint, as well as any injuries you may have sustained over your entire lifetime. We will also want to know about lifestyle, environment, occupational and recreational activities, big stressors, etc.
Once we have extracted all of the information we can from you, the detective work continues with a focused exam.
This involves assessing spine and/or joint range of motion, neurological and orthopedic testing, and functional tests (like being able to do a proper squat). The most important exam procedure is palpation (a hands on exam), where we feel the spine and surrounding muscles to check for imbalances, restrictions of motion and misalignment.
If it is determined that X-rays are needed, we are able to refer you to a number of local imaging centers.
Once we combine your history with your exam findings, we explain what is going on with you, as well as how we can treat it.
If we don't think your issue can be resolved through conservative chiropractic care,
we will refer you to the type of practitioner best suited for your case.
You can expect to be adjusted on your first visit. We believe in helping you as soon as possible!
Traditional chiropractic care is called an "adjustment" where we mobilize and stretch our patients' spinal and extremity joints in order to improve function and decrease stiffness and muscle spasm within those areas.
We will also perform myofascial (muscle) release to specific areas within the body during the adjustment to break up adhesions('knots'), scar tissue, and areas of stiffness.