Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our practice family. To Save Time, we request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center prior to your 1st Visit. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Scott Hollis, DC, DABCI, FICPA to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Hollis to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. This 1st Visit takes an hour or a little more to complete, with later visits lasting about 15 minutes for most patients.
After your consultation, Dr. Hollis will perform a complete chiropractic examination of your areas of complaint. Often neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical exam tests will be performed in addition to a complete Chiropractic Spinal Exam. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
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 of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even spot their misalignments and degenerative changes themselves, and even learn about something they didn't know they had!
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and all examinations are performed, Dr. Hollis will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, if taken, Dr. Hollis will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Hollis will prescribe the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. This part of the process will usually take place on the same visit, but since every case is different, sometimes a 2nd Visit needs to be scheduled to allow enough time to properly give a detailed report of findings.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment or personal preferences 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.