Upon entering Slocum Chiropractic Lisa will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with specificinformation about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Slocum to discuss your current concerns, and most importantly, your future health goals. Your first visit is designed for Dr.Jeffrey Slocum to learn more about you, your goals and expectations so we can determine which approach we need to take to help you succeed.
After your consultation, Dr.Jeffrey Slocum will perform a complete chiropractic examination your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. The goal of the exam is to determine what needs to change for you to recover an optimal level of adaptability and well being. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of your current condition and the specific care necessary to help you succeed in care. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr.Jeffrey Slocum will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can we help you?
- What you will need to do regain and maintain optimal health?
- How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your neuro-spinal health and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Jeffrey Slocum will discuss recommendations with you.If Dr. Jeffrey Slocum believes we can help you, he will recommend an optimal plan of care and a wellness program.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any desires you have about the style of adjustment you feel will fit you best.
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 into 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, our wellness team 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 proper spinal function and a nervous system free from interference. Other key components of wellness include eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, exercising regularly and managing all forms of stress.