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Your First Visit to Our Chesterfield Practice

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

First visit is where we get to know each other. Think about what you want us to know about you, the things you like to do and the things you would like to do better.

Most patients come in with aches and pains so if that is your case: What are these aches and pains stopping you from doing? Do you have a hard time standing or sitting for a period of time? Is you golf game suffering because it doesn’t feel right when you swing the club? Do you have a hard time putting on your shoes and socks? What would you like to achieve? Even if you are not sure we can help you, talk to us. You’d be surprised, we very well may be able help you to achieve them.

Paperwork

Filling out paperwork will take between 5 and 15 minutes, all patients are different. Once completed we will look over what you filled out and ask questions such as, what are your symptoms and complaints? The answers to our questions will determine what type of exam and how extensive it will be.

Many patients are relieved to know that we do not take “x-rays” in our office. Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) uses neurological signs and indicators to determine where and how to treat each patient. However, how you were injured dictates if you may be referred to another facility to have those diagnostic tests done. Also, later in the treatment process if you do not respond to treatment as expected, diagnostic imaging may be indicated. Of course we will discuss this with you and all decisions are made in agreement with one another.

Physical Exam

Dr. Oblack will conduct a physical examination. He will explain all the procedures to you as much as you want to know. The results of these exams will direct treatment and he will explain what the results mean. Usually we treat patients on the first visit. This is different than many offices but, as the developer of SOT once said the best diagnostic tests are often treatments. So once you are explained the results of the exam and we agree on a basic treatment plan, you will usually receive treatment.

Chiropractic is the most common treatment form in our office. But if acupuncture is a choice of treatment we agree on, additional examination procedures including computerized analysis of the meridian systems may be performed.

In our office we also do biomeridian meridian stress analysis. This uses acupoints to measure the stress in the meridians of the body and helps us to determine which homeopathic remedies or nutritional supplements might be most beneficial. Whether you choose to use homeopathic remedies or not, we like to use this exam as a baseline indicator of you health.

Upon Conclusion

Upon conclusion of your initial visit, you will schedule your next appointment and pay for the services received that day.

Depending on the complexity of your condition your first visit not counting time filling out paperwork will take between 30 and 60 minutes.

Next, what to expect during typical visits.

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