At Function Performance Sport Chiropractic, we strive to create the most engaging and valuable health care experience you’ve ever had.
When you first arrive, you’ll be greeted by Melissa or Peace!
- If you haven’t already, you will be asked to fill out the New Patient Intake forms. (These will be sent to you prior to your appointment and can be filled out on any digital device at your convenience)
- They’ll ask for a copy of your ID card and insurance card at this time.
- You will then be invited into our consultation room to meet Dr. Ben or Dr. Kyle.
During your first visit, be prepared to discuss the following:
- Your medical history
- Your current problems/concerns and how they started
- Your pain intensity, what aggravates and also what eases the problem
- How this issue is impacting your daily activities
- Your short and long-term goals
- Any medications and other relevant information related to your health
- Any and everything else that could possibly influence your condition and recovery.
Your evaluation will include:
- Palpation – Touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
- Range of Motion (ROM) – Moving the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
- Neurological Testing – Checking to see how the nerves may be influencing your condition, communicating with your muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, and temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.
- Muscle Testing – Checking for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle force is measured and compared to uninjured areas. This is also a part of the neurological screen.
- Orthopedic Testing – Performing special physical tests to confirm or rule out the presence of additional problems.
- Functional Assessments – Performing specific full-body movements in order to determine your overall function.
After your assessment, we will discuss with you the causes of your pain and how to get you back to a healthy and pain-free life. You’ll discuss a treatment plan, including how many times you should come in for treatment, and how many weeks you are likely to need to completely resolve your problems. We will discuss together and develop a program that includes self-care, rehab exercises, any necessary training modifications, education, short-term and long-term goal setting, and what to expect during each phase of your recovery.
Have other questions for us? Send us a message.