First Visit

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT US FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

At Providence Chiropractic, Dr. Harden uses state-of-the-art technology in assessing each patient to get an exact location of the cause of their health problems.

 

STEP ONE

All new practice members are requested to fill out the new practice member health application form as completely as possible.

 
 
 

STEP TWO

Please read and sign all other forms.

 

STEP THREE

A one-on-one consultation will be conducted to discuss your health issues and goals, uncover the layers of past damage/trauma and to help determine the cause of your health issues.

    

GET KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPINE, FOR THIS IS THE REQUISITE FOR MANY DISEASES.--HIPPOCRATES 

 

STEP FOUR

The Specific Scientific Chiropractic Assessment:

Here’s what to expect.

A comprehensive chiropractic evaluation and Neurological Diagnostic Testing will be performed to further determine the exact cause of your health problems.

You may be asked to:

  • Bend forward, sideways, or backwards – Misaligned spinal vertebrae causing range of motion deficits can be revealed during this exercise.
  • Perform specific orthopedic tests to determine the exact components involved in your health problems.
  • Gait Analysis – Evaluating your gait helps to determine if you have a normal walking pattern. Abnormalities in the balance and alignment within your pelvis and spine can be seen during this assessment.
  • Postural Evaluation – Posture abnormalities will reveal whether or not you have misalignments within spinal column.

These exercises will provide vital information regarding your motor skills, balance, and gait, leading the doctor to a better understanding of your current state of health. These tests also help determine your range of motion, muscle tone and strength, and overall integrity of your nervous system.

Next, a short physical assessment will be performed utilizing static palpation (which means checking your spine by hand) to explore the alignment of your spine and other structures, as well as provide information on any stimuli that may cause pain or discomfort.

The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you at your “Get The Big Idea” Report of Findings. However, it is important to note that this examination helps scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using these examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on "how you feel" on any given day.

 

STEP FIVE

The doctor will advise you if additional tests are needed including any Chiropractic Postural or Motion X-rays. See Services to learn more.

 

STEP SIX

 

A Report of Findings will be conducted at which time the cause of your current condition will then be discussed. After reviewing your case, the doctor will decide if you are a candidate for chiropractic care and a thorough explanation of care recommendations and action steps will be discussed.

 


 

STEP SEVEN (every Practice Member's FAVORITE!)

Initiate care and start on your path to achieving your God-given health potential!

 

Congratulations on taking the first steps to creating true health from within.

 

Remember your health outcomes are based on your health choices!