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. Brian Benson, Dr Joanne Therriault or Dr Kathleen Clarkin- DeDio to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, upon deciding that chiropractic may help, Dr. Brian Benson,Dr Joanne Therriault, or Dr Kathleen Clarkin- DeDio will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility, feeling for pain points and muscle tensions/spasms. A computer scan using the latest in chiropractic technology called Myovision will be used as additional tool to assess your spinal muscles. 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 develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their missalignments and degeneration themselves. on your 2nd visit the doctor will review your x-rays with you in details giving you a better understanding of the cause of your pain and how chiropractic will help you get better.
Report of Findings (occurs on your second visit)
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Brian Benson/ Dr Joanne Therriault, or Dr. Kathleen Clarkin- DeDio 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, Dr. Brian Benson/ Dr Joanne Therriault/ Dr Kathleen Clarkin- DeDio will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr Brian Benson/Dr Joanne Therriault/Dr. Kathleen Clarkin- DeDio will then provide the best treatment plan and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of the report of findings you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures, 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 or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team 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.