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New Patients at
Northwest Family Chiropractic and Massage

doctor reviewing xraysWhat to Expect

You will immediately feel at home the moment you walk in the door of Northwest Family Chiropractic and Massage. If you’ve ever gone to a social event where you didn’t know anyone, you know how uncomfortable that can make you feel. Our goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension and make you feel at home.

Since chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before, it’s important that our relationship can go the distance. We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance.

Our new patient forms can be downloaded and completed in the convenience of your own home before your first appointment.


Your First Visit

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and to provide a great first impression. Your first visit to our office is just that…yours! It’s your opportunity to tell us why you’ve come in, what is important to you and what your health goals are. This starts when our staff presents your new patient paperwork, including questions about you and your health. Answers to these questions help us determine where the rest of your first visit goes.

Typically, our chiropractic evaluation procedures involve a detailed consultation and history of your health challenges or concerns, a brief summary of your lifestyle stresses and choices, a thorough physical examination, nervous system scanning to assess underlying levels of stress and x-rays to check on the wear and tear on your spine.

After we study your health history and correlate our examination findings, we’ll make recommendations designed to help you get and keep your health. We call this the Report of Findings. This is usually attended to on your second visit, which may be later the same day or the following day. In certain circumstances we make exceptions. It just depends on your unique situation. This two-visit approach accomplishes several things:

  • Reduces the length of your first visit
  • Gives us time to correlate our findings
  • Avoids overloading you with too much information

After the investment of time needed on the first and second visits, many patients become concerned that every visit will be of equal length. In a word: no. A typical visit may require just a few, highly-focused, minutes.

But don’t think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way. Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. We recognize your time is valuable. Our doctors do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life.

Schedule Today

Contact our team today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon!

New Patients at Northwest Family Chiropractic and Massage | (206) 363-4478