Upon entering our office, our chiropractic assistants 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.
Non-Invasive Spinal Screening
A non-invasive spinal screening will be administered by one of our chiropractic assistants at your initial visit. This screening helps Dr. O develop the most effective treatment plan for you by alerting him of any interference in the nervous system. The spinal screening is not an x-ray and does not utilize radiation. An informative, short video will be shown prior to the screening to explain the process. We ask that you arrive at least twenty minutes prior to your first appointment to allow adequate time for the spinal screening.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Osterhout to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. O to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Osterhout 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.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can set your next appointment to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, a Lifestyle Wellness Assessment (nutrition, chemical, and pathogen testing), and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
The doctor will most likely 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, altering your diet, 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.
Second Visit: Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Osterhout will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions.
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and spinal screening, he will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Osterhout is dedicted to finding the most effective treatment and wellness program for your needs.