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 of this website. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Ortelli to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Ortelli to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine most importantly how chiropractic and wellness care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Ortelli 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.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us in developing 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.
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Ortelli will determine if starting a conservative trial of treatment is appropriate. In the rare instances where care is not warranted recommendations as to what other treatment specialties which would be helpful will be made.
During the Trial Period a detailed report of all findings and a primer on how the body works, and what wellness can do for it.
Upon completion of the Trial Period a determination will be made as to whether the individual case will be taken on based on results. If the case is accepted a detailed care plan will be arranged plotting out how to meet the goals of each individual.
- How can we help you.
- How many treatments will be needed.
- How much treatment will cost.
- How any financial obligation can be comfortably met.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, 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.