Upon entering our office, if you have not already done so, 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 Schulz to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the Doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your Doctor will perform a complete examination taking your whole body into account. 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 send you for X-rays, MRI, CT, ultrasound, or electrodiagonosis. This is determined by the Doctor based on your history and the examination findings.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the Doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How long will it take?
- What are my options?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining you, the Doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. The Doctor at North Michigan Ave. Chiropractic 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 adjustments, physical therapy, and modalities. 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.