For many people, the primary reason they haven’t tried chiropractic is the uncertainty of what a first visit is like. They fear that they will simply walk into the office, be adjusted in one standardized way, and given the same treatment plan as all of the other patients that go to that clinic. Those people fear that they will be adjusted no matter what their condition and that the adjustments may result in a worsened condition. In reality, this narrative is a false one. The patient experience at Fulk Chiropractic is highly personalized, safe, and patient-focused!
Upon coming in for your first appointment, you’ll be asked to fill out initial paperwork. In addition to providing insurance, contact, and standard personal information, you’ll be asked to describe your pain in further detail. You will have the opportunity to elaborate on why you are seeking chiropractic treatment. After taking the time to explain your condition, a doctor will review your case give you a preliminary x-ray. Using these two key pieces of information with you, the doctor will speak with you to determine if chiropractic is right for you.
Only after taking the time to analyze your condition personally, will your chiropractor determine what is your best course of action. If chiropractic is the best choice for your care, the doctor will lay out a personalized treatment plan (laying out total treatments & frequency of treatments) and only make an adjustment if the patient feels comfortable with it at that time.
In instances where supplementary care is beneficial, such as physical therapy, the doctor will help to make arrangements with a local professional that can be trusted. At Fulk Chiropractic in Olathe, we even offer physical therapy on site!
The video below from the American Chiropractic Association illustrates a first appointment in greater detail. For any additional questions, or to schedule your first appointment, feel free to call our office 7 Days a Week at 913-764-6237 or schedule online!