Your First Welllness Visit
You’ve decided to visit our studio, but you’re not quite sure what to expect on your first visit. The following page will help you feel at ease during your first appointment.
During the first visit, the doctor will complete a thorough examination that typically includes:
- Patient history
- Physical examination
- Diagnostic studies (when indicated)
- Treatment plan
This initial visit is designed for Dr. Pari Limbachia, D.C. to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how our studio can meet your goals.
Examination & Consultation
The next step is a physical examination the doctor will perform to evaluate your condition and develop a working diagnosis. In addition to general physical examination procedures such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperature, the examination will include specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
- Range of motion of the affected area that is observed while you walk, turn, bend, or lift
- Muscle tone
- Muscle strength
- Neurological integrity
You will have a consultation with the doctor 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 our studio can meet your goals.
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 misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Diagnostic studies help diagnose conditions more accurately. The most common used include:
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT, or bone scan
- Laboratory tests
Diagnosis & Report of Findings
The combination of the history, examination, and diagnostic studies will allow the doctor to reach a specific diagnosis and give you a detailed report of the findings and answer any questions.
The Doctor will explain:
- The diagnosed condition
- The treatment plan (or other recommended treatments)
- The anticipated length of care
The doctor will also discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers and make the proper referral. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the problems associated with the condition.
Treatment and Wellness Program
The doctor will adapt a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Other treatments, including therapeutic ultra-sound, electrical muscle stimulation, ice and heat, traction, soft-tissue massage, and rehabilitative exercises, may also be used. You may also receive instructions on certain activities or procedures to conduct at home as part of your wellness program. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. The purpose of our wellness program is to give you maximum results in a safe and healthy manner.