Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our practice. We will request you fill out our new patient forms. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with either Dr. Chris Connaughty or Dr. Ben Szczypek to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for the Doctors at Connaughty Chiropractic Center to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Chris Connaughty or Dr. Ben Szczypek will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full understanding of your problem. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions and assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they view their x-rays and can often immediately identify their problem areas themselves.
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Chris Connaughty and Dr. Ben Szczypek will review all pertinent information and x-rays and give you a report of findings to answer the three most important questions:
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, the Doctor will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If the Doctor believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the Report of Findings appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, active release technique, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come in to our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, the Doctors will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.