Your First Visit
Your visit will take place in professional, relaxing, sincere atmosphere. You will be welcomed with a warm smile and a cheerful hello from our office manager, Karen. She will hand you a few forms to fill out, which will help us gain important information about you. After you have completed the necessary paperwork, you will be given a tour of our office and then taken to one of the treatment rooms where you will introduced to Dr. Kurt Bailey. Relax, he's a good guy. If this is your first time seeing a chiropractor Dr. Bailey will discuss the finer points of chiropractic care and help calm any fears you may have. Then he will ask you several specific questions regarding your ailment.
After a brief discussion, you will have a complete chiropractic exam which will include orthopedic, neurologic, postural and physical examinations. If medically necessary, Dr. Bailey will request that x-rays or additional lab work be performed.
Once the questioning and examination are done. Dr. Bailey will explain to you his clinical findings in your particular case and the treatment options he feels will benefit you the most toward a speedy recovery. If Dr. Bailey feels that chiropractic care cannot help you, he will refer you to the type of provider most likely to be of assistance.
Your treament in Dr. Bailey's office is unique. He feels that each individual should receive personalized, individualized attention, following his motto "Quality care with a personal touch".
Each individual will receive physiotherapy (moist heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, microcurrent etc.) and massage to help relax the muscles before the adjustment. For the adjustment, several different techniques may be utilized including DIVERSIFIED and/ or ACTIVATOR technique. Generally an adjustment is a light force directed into the spine at a specific angle and pressure to relieve and eliminate spinal nerve stress.
Your initial visit will usually last about 45 minutes to an hour. If you arrive a few minutes early to complete the paperwork, it will help ease this time.