Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center, or fill them out when you arrive in our office. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Our back office assistant will escort you to the exam room where she will obtain your vital signs and basic clinical information. Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Hanley to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Hanley to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine if chiropractic is right for you.
After your consultation, Dr. Hanley will perform a complete chiropractic examination of your area of complaint. Appropriate neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed. 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. If warrented, Dr. Hanley will discuss the need for any other specialized tests such as MRI, Nerve conduction studies, etc.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Hanley will give you his findings and answer any questions you may have. After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Hanley will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We will work closely with your nurse practitioner, family physician or other practitioners. We will refer you to another specialist if needed.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to have your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physio therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. You and Dr. Hanley will decide what treatment is appropriate for you.