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. Douglas Swede to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Douglas Swede to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Douglas Swede 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.
During your examination we will also perform an Insight Scan. A computerized, non-invasive & painless test consisting of thermal and surface electro myology (SEMG). These scans detect and pinpoint abnormal function which can not be seen on an x-ray, showing subluxation of your nervous system and how it is affecting your organs, glands, muscles & energy level.
These tests do not utilize any needles, electric shock, or heat whatsoever. The patient just feels someone touching their spine. Even infants and pregnant Moms-To-Be can be scanned. The scanning technology DOES NOT emit any radiation or dangerous signals.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Douglas Swede 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 Insight Scan, Dr. Douglas Swede will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Douglas Swede will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
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 doctor 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.