A detailed initial examination is part of what distinguishes Advanced Spinal Fitness as a state of the art spinal correction facility. It is of the utmost importance to our doctors to have a thorough and complete picture of the condition of your spine and nervous system before beginning treatment. The care given at ASF is not “cookie cutter”. A detailed exam reveals the particular traits of your spine and your condition, and treatment is tailored specifically for you.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
During an initial visit for a new patient appointment, the doctor will preform a hands-on examination, which includes the following:
- A detailed review of your health history, including current problem(s), previous problems, prior trauma/sport injuries, and other health issues.
- A state of the art computerized examination to reveal nerve irritation, muscle tension imbalances, range of motion limitations, pain threshold levels, and more.
- A hands-on exam by the doctor which may include postural assessment, orthopedic function tests, neurological function tests, and detailed assessment of spinal motion and function.
- If deemed necessary, high speed/low dose x-rays will also be taken. These x-rays are often instrumental in determining a treatment plan to achieve effective, long term results. Radiographic assessment is not done for some populations where x-rays would do more harm than good.
What to Expect on Your Second Visit
The second visit is often referred to as a ROF, 'Report of Findings'. During this appointment, the doctor will present the results of your exam in a detailed manner. During this visit, the patient will find additional information about the following:
- How the chiropractic care will help maximize your health and minimize your pain.
- The process ASF will use to correct your spine and/or problem area.
- What to expect during and after a chiropractic adjustment.
- Any additional referrals the doctor may deem necessary for the optimization of your health.
At this time, your doctor will also answer any questions you may have about the results or the treatment process.
New Patient History Forms
Once you have scheduled your initial new patient examination, please print the basic history form for either adults or pediatrics.
Bring the completed form to the ASF office during your first visit.