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. Peter Braglia to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential care options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Braglia to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Braglia will perform a complete chiropractic examination. Our Examination consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system exam which includes palpation, postural and spinal analysis using surface EMG and infrared thermographic scans of your spine. 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 age and specific health condition, spinal x-rays may be taken. 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. Braglia 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 care cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Braglia will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Braglia will provide the best course of care for your needs.
After reviewing your X-rays and answering all of your questions, you can choose to experience your first adjustment. The spinal adjustment technique varies to best suit the needs of each patient. Other care may be prescribed to perform at home and may include any combination of heat or cold therapies, massage, trigger point therapy, and nutritional advice. Exercises may be recommended to increase strength, flexibility, and balance, and to improve posture. Chiropractic care is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of care anytime.
Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is to help you to achieve and maintain proper spinal alignment, eat well, move well, and maintain a positive mental attitude.