Upon entering our office, you will be welcomed as a member of our family. If you had not previously filled out paperwork (located here), you will have just a couple pages of paperwork to complete. This paperwork provides us a glimpse into your health history and helps in formulating a care plan to improve your health.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Carolyn Filla to discuss your health-related problems and concerns. She will have many questions about any past traumas, medications and other medical interventions, family and employment environment and what your goals are for your life and those of your family. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Carolyn to learn more about you, your health, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can help reach your ideal health!
Nervous System Scan
The nervous system is what is responsible for every single bodily function: from breathing to hearing your children laugh to making them the food they are crying for. Any stress you encounter - whether physical, mental or chemical - interrupts your nervous system's ability to perform all its jobs as it was designed to.
After your consultation, Dr. Carolyn will perform a cutting-edge scan that checks your nervous system. This scan includes three different technologies that gives us a very deep look at how your nervous system is working and if any issues are affecting your body's ability to function and adapt to the many stresses we encounter on a daily basis. This scan is super quick, safe, and gentle so babies can even be scanned in their sleep!
Along with the nervous system scan, Dr. Carolyn will also perform a chiropractic exam to find more pieces to your health puzzle. The exam will include checking your range of motion, feeling for areas of restriction in your spine, checking reflexes, and other tests relating to your specific complaint or concern.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected, the scan is taken and examinations are performed, Dr. Carolyn will study all the information carefully to give you a detailed report of everything she found. The compilation of everything will allow her to make a unique care plan for you that will jump start the journey to your bright future! At this she will also answer any questions you may have including:
- How can chiropractic help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After hearing your report of findings, you can choose to experience your first adjustment! Dr. Carolyn has studied many different techniques, so she will explain which technique will best suit your needs. The preferred technique may change as your body starts to heal and adapt, so she will always keep you informed and get your consent before using a different method of adjusting!
Dr. Carolyn may also give advice on other lifestyle alterations to support the adjustments you receive in the office. 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. It may also include dietary changes to restrict processed foods or incorporate more whole foods that increase vitality. There are many facets to health, and we want to support you in any way possible!