New Patients

New Patients

What To Expect For New Patients

Your First Visit

It’s common to feel a little apprehensive when starting chiropractic care, but rest assured you will be in good hands! On your first visit, we welcome you with open arms, ready to provide the care and attention you need. Once you walk in the door, you will become part of the family here at Rutherford Spine & Wellness Center – where everyone is a priority. Here’s what you can expect:

You will meet our receptionist and start the intake process before you see the chiropractor. Prior to your appointment, you should download and fill out the necessary forms on our online patient forms page. While you are going through the intake session, you will also need to complete a series of forms and other paperwork to give us a general idea of your health history, present condition, recurring issues, and other information that will help in the creation of your initial records. Consent forms for examination and possible treatment will also need to be filled out.

Once the intake is over, you will have a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Wesley Stewart. It is at this time that you will discuss your symptoms, health history, and concerns. This is a one-on-one session where you can get to know the chiropractor, and he can learn more about you. You will talk about treatment alternatives and options, set a few goals, and be able to relay your expectations.

Chiropractic Exam
Following the consultation, you will receive an examination with a thorough assessment. This includes a battery of tests that allow for an evaluation of your flexibility, reflexes, orthopedic, postural, and neurological conditions. Depending on your initial assessment, X-rays may be taken to establish a baseline for treatment, standard protocol for certain conditions.

After your examination, Dr. Stewart will provide you with a detailed report of his findings. You will then have an opportunity to ask questions, while getting the best recommendations from the doctor on how to proceed, the best treatment plans, and pros and cons of the treatment.

Treatment and Wellness
Once you are made aware of the doctor’s recommendations, you may schedule your first treatment. The treatment options can vary depending on your condition but may include variations of physical therapy, massages, and spinal adjustments.

Because our clinic takes a holistic approach to care, our doctor will also recommend a wellness program to include into your treatment plan for better results. This program is designed by an entire team of wellness specialists and includes diet, exercise, and maintenance. The customized plan associated with your treatment will help you get back to your standard quality of life, or better!

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