What to Expect on Your First Visit
Here is our step-by-step process you will experience on your initial visit to Well Adjusted Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Step #1: New Member Application
We ask all of our new patients to complete a new member application as completely as they can. This form includes questions about your healthcare history and gives us an understanding of past trauma and injuries that might be contributing to current health problems.
Step #2: Office Tour
When you come in to visit, we’ll take you on a tour of the office, explaining what we do, our methods, how they help and why. This will help you to feel more at home here and develop an understanding of what principled chiropractic is.
Step #3: Consultation
Following the tour, you’ll have a personal one-on-one healthcare consultation. We will talk about your current issues, past health concerns, goals for recovery, and other healthcare history issues so we can provide only the very best healthcare.
Step #4: Chiropractic Assessment
A comprehensive Chiropractic Evaluation and Neurological Diagnostic Testing will be performed to further determine the exact cause of your health problems. Using our state of the art diagnostic equipment to locate the root cause of any dysfunction or disease within your body.
You may be asked to:
- Bend forward, sideways or backwards-misaligned spinal vertebrae can be revealed during this exercise.
- Perform specific orthopedic tests to determine the exact component involved in your health problems.
- Grip Test- Your grip strength is vital for showing signs of muscular or nerve damage.
- Gait Analysis- Evaluating your gait helps to determine if you have a normal walking pattern. Abnormalities in the balance and alignment within your pelvis and spine can be seen during this assessment.
- Postural Evaluation- Posture abnormalities will reveal whether or not you have misalignments within your spinal column.
These exercises will provide vital information regarding your motor skills, balance, and gait. Leading the doctor to a better understanding of your current state of health. These tests also help determine your range of motion, muscle tone, and strength, and overall integrity of your nervous system.
Step #5: Additional Testing
The doctor will advise you if additional tests are needed including any Chiropractic Postural Specific X-rays.
Step #6: New Patient Orientation
At your next visit, we will have a short New Patient Orientation where we go over where true health comes from, discuss more about how our technique works and our expectations for care so that you can make an informed decision about your health. We will also answer any questions that you may have.
Step #7: Report of Findings
Following your New Patient Orientation, we will sit down with you and your loved one individually and we will present to you a detailed report of our findings. This will include the results of your neurological and chiropractic examination. We will also discuss your customized plan of corrective care and affordable payment options moving forward. We pride ourselves on making care affordable not just for individuals, but entire families through a federal discount program. After this you will receive your very first specific chiropractic adjustment!
Step #8: Road to Health
Remember, health is a journey, and healing takes time! We are fully committed to delivering excellent care to you and your family, so that you can be on the road to optimum health as quickly as possible.
At Well Adjusted Chiropractic, we provide your family an in-depth examination, listen to your needs, address your issues, and provide you solutions with a scientifically customized care plan.
Step #9: Chiropractic Neurological Assessment
At Well Adjusted Chiropractic, we believe that you deserve the best care possible, thus giving you the best opportunity to be healthy. That is why Dr. Heather Brown provides state of the art technology to achieve the best assessment of your nervous system and how your body is functioning from the inside-out. This assessment tool is not only great for Dr. Brown’s assessment, it is also a fun tool to see and monitor the progress you are making and the healing you are achieving.
Step #10: The Science Behind Thermography
The Thermal technology assesses autonomic nervous system function by measuring skin temperature differentials and has been in clinical use for over a century. The first thermal patent for healthcare use was applied for in 1924, by Dossa Evins. Later that year, B.J. Palmer started utilizing thermal technology to measure patients’ response to care. Thermography has long been acknowledged in the scientific community as being an accurate and reproducible technology. In fact, there are over 5000 references to thermography on Medline. The normative study used by the Insight is based on published scientific research done at Johns Hopkins University in 1988, in which a group of neurosurgeons used thermal scanning technology to determine temperature asymmetry protocols and their relationship to sympathetic dysfunction. In the abstract from the article, it states “Thermal values can be used as a standard in assessment of sympathetic nerve function, and the degree of asymmetry is a quantifiable indicator of dysfunction.”
Step #11: The Science Behind Surface Electromyography
The Insight sEMG technology is similar to the technology used in EKG/heart rate measurement machines. One primary difference is that the sensors are 1,000 times more sensitive since the paraspinal muscles generate less action potential (electrical activity) than the heart muscle. One of the most exciting technologies in contemporary chiropractic practice, sEMG measures baseline status and changes in the electrical activity of paraspinal muscles in order to quantify the muscular changes associated with vertebral subluxations. This makes it a powerful tool for tracking outcome assessment results from chiropractic care.