Your First Visit:
It starts with a little paperwork of course. We need to know who you are and why you called us.
(You can download our New Patient Forms for Adults or Kids from the box to the right)
Dr. Bidinosti will review what you've written then invite you to talk about whatever has brought you to our clinic. We will explore what you're feeling and how & when it may have started.
If it seems like a problem we can help you with, we'll move on to the physical examination.
(The exam will take place in private, and you will keep your clothing
If we need to see or feel the skin under your clothing directly, you will be asked first if this okay. Your comfort and privacy will always be respected.
We’ll then look at your posture and ability to bend and twist. We’ll have you sit or lay down on our exam table so we can feel the problem areas with our hands, including:
- Which bones & joints are moving properly, and which are not?
- Is there any joint tenderness or inflammation?
- Are the muscles tight? Are the nerves irritated?
- Are the signals which normally pass through your nervous system somehow being affected?
- Where is your pain coming from?
Most problems that people visit a chiropractor for involve a combination of body parts. Our body is a wonder of interconnected structures, and the skilled hands of your new chiropractor can help to detect when your body is not working as it was designed to do.
When your exam is complete we’ll decide if further tests are required (i.e. x-rays), or if we have enough information to tell you what is wrong, and make the appropriate recommendations for care. We’ll always review your consent to treatment, and a care plan will be made that is unique for you.
No two people are the same, so no two plans will be exactly alike.
Everything will be discussed with you before your care begins!
Sometimes we are able to start your treatment the first day. This will depend on the complexity of your problems. If it is an uncomplicated case, no x-rays or other tests and information is required, and time allows, then we can likely begin your care right away.