5 Steps to Success
Your First New Patient Evaluation Appointment is a 5-Step Process. Please allow between 90 minutes and 2 hours for the entire process.
Step 1: Welcome Packet
Step 1 begins at home. Print out the welcome packet (black and white is fine). Make sure it’s completely filled out BEFORE your appointment and bring it with you.
It may seem like a lot of information, but the thoroughness of our process allows you to receive truly customized care.
Step 2: Consultation
You are more than just your body. The things you do and enjoy on a regular basis will help me determine what to recommend. Once we determine how your pain is affecting your life we set goals together. It’s important that you get to be involved in the process.
One of my main goals is to give you the knowledge and tools you need to move the healing forward between sessions so that you keep getting better between visits. Part of the consultation will involve helping you arrange your physical space so that it contributes to your well being and stops destroying it.
Step 3: Evaluation
You will receive a thorough postural analysis and gait analysis. How you stand and how you move helps me gather a lot of information about your body. We may collect documentation so that you can see your progress throughout the coming weeks. (Remember, I’m not a physician, and I cannot diagnose. This is information that helps me create a truly custom plan.)
Step 4: Bodywork
Your first visit includes up to one hour of treatment.
Putting my hands on you allows me to do a palpation (touch) evaluation of the tissues and start the process of treating the muscles. Many patients (but not all) experience some relief after their first treatment. Some take several sessions to have a breakthrough, and some are a little worse before they get better. ALL of these responses are perfectly normal.
Step 5: Recommendations
To finish your first visit we will go over what we discovered together during our time.
I will make recommendations based on what your goals are and what I think it will take (based on my experience with other cases just like yours, combined with what I now know about you) to reach those goals.
We’ll schedule your next few treatments, check you out, and get you on your way!
Schedule your first appointment by calling 941-321-5311 today!