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Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. 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. Thomas Potigian to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Thomas Potigian to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Thomas Potigian will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard physical tests; Chiropractic orthopedic, postural, Surface Electromyograph, S.E.M.G., a computorized assessment of the muscle spasms in you back. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
At the conclusion of your examination we will schedule you for a 2 part report of findings.
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 identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings (Day 2)
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Thomas Potigian 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?
- Will my Insurance cover all my care?
On this visit Dr. Potigian will show you your X-rays and review your examination findings. He will let you know how many spinal subluxations you have and most important if he can help you. On this appointment he will be prepaired to give you an adjustment.
On the following day (2nd half of report of findings), Dr. Potigian will let you know what is the best treatment and wellness program for your needs, and how long you it will take to correct or stabilize your subluxation complex, and what it will cost. On this visit you will decide how you want to pay for your care plan. We have four very affordable methods of payment which will save you between 35% & 45% off the retail cost of care.
At the conclusion of your report of findings, (2nd visit), you can choose to experience your first treatment. This will include spinal adjustments, and/or soft tissue massage. 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.