Upon entering our office, you will be welcomed and asked to complete the new patient paperwork. For your convenience, two of these forms are available to download in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Timothy Filippini to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Timothy Filippini to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Timothy Filippini will perform a complete examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Filippini may suggest X-rays or MRI to develop the most effective treatment plan for you.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Timothy Filippini will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How long will it take?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Timothy Filippini will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Timothy Filippini will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. 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. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.