On your first day at Empower Chiropractic, you will be asked to fill out a detailed health history and pain scale. (To save time on your visit, download and print the form here) This will allow us to document and track your improvement in our office.
Once we have your health history, we will take you on a brief educational tour of our facility on our way back to your consultation. We want you to feel comfortable and at home with us.
We want to understand how to best help you. After your brief tour, we will sit down with you and, together, have a conversation about your health history and health goals.
This is when we will do a nervous system assessment using our state-of-the-art technology that is certified by the SPACE Foundation, which was founded by N.A.S.A. This will allow us to not only find where the pressure in your nervous system is, but also determine the severity of it.
To see is to know, not to see is to guess. At Empower Chiropractic we will never guess with your health. Based on what we find in your health history and your chiropractic assessment, we will take chiropractic postural X-rays on site if necessary. This makes it possible for us to provide the safest, most effective care possible.
Report of Findings:
By your next appointment, Dr. John will have reviewed your health history, chiropractic assessment, and X-rays if any were needed. This is your most important appointment yet and you will want to bring with you, your loved ones and anyone whom you make financial decisions with. We will go over our findings together, offer recommendations and answer any questions you may have. We want to empower you to make an informed health decision about your greatest asset, your health. You will also get your first adjustment at this appointment if you decide that you are ready to take this next step in reaching your health goals.
Specific Chiropractic Adjustment:
Now that you are ready to move forward with care in our office, you will receive your first adjustment! Torque Release Technique allows our adjustments to be safe and gentle for all generations in all situations.
We know that health is a journey and healing takes time. We are excited to partner with you and your family as we take steps together to make your health dreams your reality.
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located 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. John Calhoun to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. John Calhoun to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. John Calhoun will perform a complete chiropractic 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, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. John Calhoun will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. John Calhoun will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. John Calhoun 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.