On your first visit, we will ask you to complete our patient forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Huete to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed so that Dr. Huete can learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Huete will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as well.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us to 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. Huete will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions you may have including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history and chiropractic care goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Huete will discuss his recommendations for the best treatment and wellness program for your unique needs. He will also notify you if your condition requires care with other providers.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to have your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy and/or soft tissue massage.
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’d like, our wellness team will work with you to create a customized wellness program to help you maintain a good spinal alignment.