Initial Visit

Congratulations - You've taken the first step toward a better and healthier life.  The following is what to expect for your first visit to The Center for Balance.

Patient Intake Forms:  We strive to make your first visit to the office a relaxed experience. Either prior to your appointment or upon entering the office, you will be asked to complete new patient paperwork. These forms will provide us with information on your health history and your condition.

Consultation:  Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Oliver to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how we can best meet your wellness goals. Dr. Oliver will then do any necessary physical examinations. 

Chiropractic Examination:  After your consultation, Dr. Oliver will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility.  Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well.  However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.

Report of Findings:  Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Oliver will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions.  After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine, Dr. Oliver will discuss recommendations and treatment plans. 

Chiropractic Treatment:  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.

Wellness Plan:  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 goal is improved health and wellness, we will work with you 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 have a healthy diet, exercise, achieve good spinal alignment, and maintain a positive mental state.

Follow-Up Visits:  Follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor your progress and, if necessary, to refine and expand your plan of care.  As you regain a sense of vitality, our visits will focus on health maintenance through the development of a personalized prevention plan. The frequency of your visits will depend on the pace of your progress, the type of therapy you chose, and the amount of support you need to implement your plan.