Welcome to your First Visit to HealthQuest Chiropractic
If this is your first visit to a chiropractor or to this chiropractic office, you may be wondering what you should expect. Typically, your very first chiropractic visit at HealthQuest will follow this pattern:
TAKING YOUR HEALTH HISTORY
Prior to meeting with your chiropractic doctor, you will be asked to fill out a simple form. This form will provide your doctor with your health and family background information about the symptoms and onset of your problems and any genetic concerns which may have an effect on your existing conditions. You may be asked to sign a release for HealthQuest to obtain a copy of your relevant medical records from other practitioners or hospitals if you have suffered from an accident or other serious injury. HealthQuest is in compliance with HIPPA so your records are confidential and there is a form for that purpose too.
CLICK HERE to download the Health History forms.
After you have completed your health history, you will have a private consultation with your HealthQuest Chiropractic doctor. This is your opportunity to share any information or specifics you feel may be relevant to your current or recurring conditions, even if not strictly due to your medical and health care. You may also wish to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your chiropractic treatment.
Following your consultation with your chiropractic doctor, you will then receive a comprehensive physical examination. This is as harmless as an examination by your family physician although it will be thorough. The chiropractic doctors and staff at HealthQuest strive to give the best comprehensive health care possible. In the state of Utah your chiropractic doctor can legally be your primary care physician. The thoroughness of your initial visit is to ensure you get the best care possible. Because your spine is the path for nerve information to travel from your brain to the rest of your body, there are several nationally standardized tests that are done in your examination. Chiropractic doctors perform many of the same tests that your physician would. HealthQuest Chiropractic's doctor will routinely test specific neurological and orthopedic responses to gain information about the range of motion of your injuries, your neurological consistency, and muscle tone and strength. The purpose of the examination is for your chiropractic doctor to better assess which diagnostic studies he or she may have to perform.
The combined results of the history, examination, and diagnostic studies, aid in developing a specific diagnosis or even more than one in many cases. Once your diagnosis is established, your doctor can then determine if your condition is such that it will respond well to chiropractic care.
If the findings are appropriate, your doctor will then discuss with you a treatment plan, including the chiropractic care and therapies, appointment frequency, costs, helpful tips and a general estimate of your personal healing process. Depending on your condition, you may receive a chiropractic adjustment the same day. Your doctor will likely recommend a series of visits. Chiropractic, like most types of therapies, relies on interventions over a standard period of time to achieve maximum effect, which are recommended by standard protocols. If you have any questions, at all, about the treatment plan, be sure to ask your chiropractic doctor.
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. Robert Bean to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Robert Bean to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Robert Bean 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 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Robert Bean 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. Robert Bean will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Robert Bean will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
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.