Upon entering Family Chiropractic, one of our staff members will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in Online Forms. Completing this paperwork, or the online forms, provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our well trained staff members, most likely Cheryl, Anitra, or Rejina, to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial consultation is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine if we can help you and how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Louis Okun, or Dr. Lori Okun will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, history and examination findings, 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 or health 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, our doctors will go through all of the information to come up with a plan individualized for your condition. Then, on your next visit, Dr. Louis 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, our doctors will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Louis and Dr. Lori will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of your Report of Findings, 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 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 application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. The doctors can also work with you 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.