YOUR INITIAL VISIT — What To Expect
Your Total Health Profile
On your initial visit, Dr. Felch will do a thorough intake and inventory of your health, including dietary and exercise habits, your medical history, and previous care received. Physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations will be performed, and your spinal and muscular condition will be assessed in order to discover conditions that may be affecting your health. Dr. Felch may order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic images and procedures as required.
Based on the information gleaned from the initial visit, Dr. Felch will complete your total health profile. Once the complete picture has come into focus, he will assign priorities to your health issues and design your individual course of treatment. Dr. Felch will re-evaluate you at frequent regular intervals to insure that your care remains on target and your health goals are being achieved.
Please plan at least 60 minutes for your first visit and know that we will take the time needed to thoroughly assess your condition. We won't rush you, as high volume is not our goal — understanding your unique health situation is.
Once Dr. Felch has identified the cause of your health problem, he will begin care by administering adjustments and/or soft-tissue therapies. An "adjustment," as doctors of chiropractic use the term, means the specific manipulation of any joint in the body which has abnormal movement patterns or fails to function normally. The adjustment can be given by hand or instrument, and consists of applying pressure to the joint areas that are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion.
In addition to administering spinal and joint adjustments, Dr. Felch will also work with you on concepts and applications such as nutrition, diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and stress management. Should you require the care of a specialist, Dr. Felch will refer you for appropriate care if he cannot help you directly.
A Health Partnership
Our clients have high standards, both for themselves and for those they work with, and for the quality of their lives in general. They have an active desire to improve their health and they seek us out because they are ready to take the next step. We're proud to work with such discerning and motivated individuals, and we're honored to work as their health advocates.
We know that the more you learn about and experience our unique brand of care, the more confidence you will have in its ability to bring you to a state of greater wellness. We also know that the more you participate in reaching your health goals, the more benefits you will experience on a regular basis. We respect our patients and value their input, so we feel that it is important for you to know that you always have a voice and a choice in how your treatment proceeds. We want the best of health for you —and we invite you to join us in achieving it.