Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. Next, you will need to fill out some brief paperwork including a basic background and health history. Note: If you are coming in with an online voucher like Groupon or AmazonLocal, please bring in your voucher code (not a printout of the e-mail). For Groupon, the voucher is a 7-8 digit number located under a bar code. For AmazonLocal, the voucher is typically a combination of 12 letters and numbers. You may print out the voucher code or have it on your mobile device.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Jason Van Skyhock to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Jason Van Skyhock to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Jason Van Skyhock will perform a complete chiropractic examination to uncover how your injuries and traumas have effected your body and nervous system. This is done by examining for posteral deviations of the spine, range of motion and Vertebal Subluxation Complex or V.S.C.. This exams Neuropathology, myopathology and histopathology
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. Gary Van Skyhock 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. Gary Van Skyhock will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Gary Van Skyhock 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.