Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. Before you begin your chiropractic journey, we will request that you complete our new patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your current condition and lifestyle. This can be done by downloading the forms and filling them out at your leisure, or coming into the office at least 15 minutes early to be sure they are complete before your appointment time.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Brian Tolman to discuss your health history including your current conditions and/or concerns, health goals and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Brian Tolman to learn more about you and your expectations to determine how chiropractic care can assist you to meet all of your health goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Brian Tolman will perform a complete chiropractic examination to test your joint health, muscle strength, endurance, 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, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us rule out or discover complications to your condition and recovery. X-rays are also used to develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions that may need to be further evaluated. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close and many can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves after a complete review with the doctor.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Brian Tolman will give you a detailed report of all your findings and answer any questions including:
- If chiropractic treatment will help you?
- How often do you need to come in?
- What will your treatment cost?
After your first visit, Dr. Brian Tolman will review all the information gathered from your health history and examination and will write up a proposed treatment plan which he will discuss in detail with you when you return. Doctor Tolman will also notify you if your condition requires care with other providers in which he will refer you. Dr. Brian Tolman desires every patient to experience the best that Chiropractic and wellness has to offer and he will do his very best to provide that to you.
With each visit, we desire you to be comfortable with the treatment rendered. It will be important that you will have trust so that you can relax and begin the healing process more rapidly. After accepting services we offer, you will be able to choose the custom plan made for you or modify it to your specific desire. Your treatments may include spinal adjustments, physical and physio therapy, detoxification and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you will be encouraged to express concerns or give feedback about the tolerance and effectiveness of your treatment plan.
Home Care Wellness
Your nervous system is responsible for your healing. Dr. Tolman will accelerate the natural healing process by removing nerve interference and promoting the healing factors. He also knows that the choices you make after your adjustments will directly effect your outcome in positive and/or negative ways. Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest home care recommendations to ease symptoms and aid healing. This may include: ice or heat application instructions, topical analgesics, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. We will also be giving you a member log in that will allow you to access our Member wellness area of our website. Here you will learn how to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle so you may maxamize your benifits and get the results you desire.
Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized treatment and 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 attitude. We will do our best to assist you in achieving each of the above aspects of healthy living.