Maybe you’ve heard about chiropractic care through a friend or did some research online. Maybe you’re just tired of living in pain. If going to the chiropractor is a new experience for you, don’t worry! We’re here to help you shed your pain and get back on your feet. Your first visit to our practice will be about getting to know your chiropractor, and a chance for us to get to know you!
What to Expect on Your First Appointment
Your first appointment at Richland Chiropractic Center will begin with filling out a bit of paperwork. For your convenience, you have the option to fill out some of the paperwork before you visit our office. Please see the Patient Forms tab if you wish to do so.
After you have finished the paperwork, we will ask you various questions about your condition. We take the time to listen to your answers and any questions or concerns you may have about your health. After this discussion, we will perform a select few physical examinations to help us gain further information about your condition. The findings and what they mean will then be discussed with you. We believe that taking the time to educate our patient’s greatly improves the chances of them meeting their goals.
A custom treatment plan, tailored to your specific needs, will then be created for you. Unless there is a need for further testing, we will treat you immediately following the examination.
A Typical Treatment
As mentioned previously, treatments are tailored to each individual’s needs. This means that we choose what type of treatments you need and at what level of intensity is most appropriate for your condition and your preferences. As an example, we understand that some patients benefit from light mobilization while others may require an adjustment with a little more force. Likewise, some patients benefit from light soft-tissue mobilization while others require deeper pressure.
Soft tissue mobilization, such as trigger point therapy, is routinely incorporated into the treatment. We believe that the associated musculature plays an integral part in maintaining proper joint function.
A typical treatment may consist of one or more of the following:
- Trigger point therapy
- Soft-tissue mobilization
- Drop table
- Flexion and distraction
Contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment!