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If you have never been to see a doctor of chiropractic before, you may have questions about what to expect. If you are familiar with chiropractic care but are seeking a new doctor, you may wonder why Bruce Chiropractic & Comprehensive Care is special. To be quite honest, our doctors and team go out of their way to serve you and make you feel as comfortable as possible. We don't rush through our first visits, but rather use this valuable time to get to know you, your health history and wellness goals.
Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill out our patient forms. This paperwork provides us with general information about you and your condition. These forms may be printed out at home and completed prior to your appointment for your convenience. Please visit the New Patient Center to find the online forms.
Next, we will take a tour of our office so that you may become familiar in your surroundings. Once complete, you will be led to an exam room for a consultation with Dr. Paul Bruce to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Paul Bruce and the team to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals.
If your helath history and symptoms suggest that chiropractic care will be an effective course of treatment, Dr. Paul Bruce and a team member will perform a thorough, yet gentle, chiropractic examination to help isolate the cause of your symptoms. This may include testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend, as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition(s) may require some further testing to get a better evaluation of your state. This may include one onr more of the following:
-Myovision full spine sEMG to measure the spinal muslces and help detect imbalance, overuse, or weakness
-Dynamic range of motion to see how you can bend and extend or rotate
These tests help rule out more serious conditions, asses overall health, and assist in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they are able to look upon their own results!
Since it is important for the doctor to be able to fully reveiw your health history and all diagnostic testing, your first treatment is usually reserved for the second visit. However, this is left up to the discretion of the doctor. Your second visit is scheduled to review all of your information.
At the end of your first visit, you will leave our office with confidence in Dr. Bruce and his team. Upon check out, you will receive a New Patient Bag full of useful items and some directions for home use before your next appointment. You will also discover wonderful discounts from our local wellness partners.
This is the begining of the path to wellness!