On your first visit you will be greeted at the front desk and asked to fill out some forms. You may find these forms on our website under New Patient and Online Forms if you wish to print and fill these out at home and then bring them in with you at your appointment time.
We have a "sign In" screen that allows you to enter in the part of the body which is of concern and details about what you feel is going on. This information is received in Dr. Gail's iPad where she can refer to your current situation while she is adjusting you. We are happy to assist you in using the "sign In" screen whenever you wish.
During this covid situation, each person uses a clean pen stylist, to touch the screen when signing in.
Dr. Gail Galligan will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. We will perform a series of three scans to look at how well your tissues and organs respond to stress. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Gail Galligan to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Gail Galligan to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Gail Galligan 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. Gail Galligan will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Gail Galligan 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, Nutritional Response Testing, Cold Laser Therapy and/or Emotional Release Techniques. 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.