Your first visit to Whitehead Chiropractic in Austin TX
You will be welcomed and made to feel comfortable.
New patients first complete the admission paper work, watch a 5-minute introduction video and will then be introduced to Dr. Whitehead.
The first consultation with the chiropractor is to discuss your health issues and determine if chiropractic care in Austin is the appropriate course of action. If determined the problem will respond to chiropractic care, an examination and treatment plan will immediately follow.
Patient Forms in Austin TX
Upon entering the office, we will request completion of patient forms located in the New Patient Center of this webite. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with the chiropractor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed to learn more about you and the expectations of chiropractic care.
After the consultation, the chiropractor in Austin will perform a complete chiropractic examination including testing of reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. All examination techniques are explained and approved by the patient beforehand.
Depending on the specific condition, X-rays may be taken to determine the most effective treatment, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close, in some cases, patients can see the misalignment and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
After completion of the patient forms, consultation and examination, a Report of all findings are delivered to the patient including ;
- How can we help you?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
Treatment in Austin TX
At the conclusion of the first visit, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Chiropractic treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment beforehand.
Chiropractic Wellness Program in Austin TX
Prior to leaving, the chiropractor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside treatment. If you are in pain, this may include use of ice or heat, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and stretches. Everyone is unique, therefore a customized wellness plan is formed. The purpose of the wellness program is spinal alignment, healthy diet, exercise, and positive mental state.