Upon entering the office we have some brief paper work for you to fill out. To decrease your waiting time download forms here and bring them with you to your appointment. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your conditions.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with Dr. Kelly to discuss your health issues or concerns as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, Dr. Kelly will ask you specific questions related to your condition and health history. Next, a number of specialized orthopedic and neurological tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require Dr. Kelly to take x-rays (or refer you to a radiological facility) to either rule out more serious conditions or to assist him in developing the most effective diagnosis and treatment plan.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physiotherapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application, natural anti-inflammatories (ETC), avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient time for your follow-up visit. Generally, patients are seen within 1-2 business days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time. Remember, most likely the issues you are having did not happen over night and so a single treatment will not reverse all the damage that has been done. Often multiple visits are required in order for your body to heal properly. In addition, if the reason for your visit is due to an accident or other traumatic injury – this too will take time to heal.