Welcome to our office and congratulations on taking the first step to a healthier you! We request that our patient forms which you will be given by the front desk, or emailed to you, be submitted as soon as you receive them in order to best serve you. The information you supply gives us a clear understanding your history and any other information related to your condition.
Once your forms are complete, Dr. Frank Flaherty will meet with you for an in-depth consultation to evaluate your situation, hear your concerns and expectations, and discuss how chiropractic care can help meet your needs. This may be in the form of a free 15-minute “discovery” consultation in which you and Dr. Flaherty will discuss your symptoms and history to decide if Chiropractic is the right treatment for you.
Dr. Frank Flaherty will also examine your spine and/or other joints of your body, depending on your condition. This will involve your range of motion, reflexes and flexibility. He may also perform standard neurological, postural, and orthopedic tests all of which require your consent.
After reviewing your test results coupled with your health history and needs, Dr. Frank Flaherty will discuss recommendations for chiropractic care as well as support, if needed, from practitioners in other fields. He will address the three most important questions which are: how he can help, how much it will cost and how often you need to be seen. You can be sure that our team is here to facilitate your healing and balance in the quickest, most efficient way possible.
When your evaluations are complete, you and Dr. Frank Flaherty will decide together which treatments and therapies best address your condition and fit into your lifestyle. These may include Chiropractic manipulation, massage, and certain types of physical therapy. Your plan can be altered as you see fit, so feel free to bring your questions and concerns to Dr. Frank Flaherty and our wellness team at any time.
We believe that creating optimal wellness is an ongoing lifestyle commitment that incorporates several components in addition to Chiropractic manipulation. These include a nutritious diet, proper exercise, and a positive emotional state all of which become increasingly easier to maintain as your health improves.
At first you may have specific temporary instructions to follow regarding your home care such as applying heat or cold, and avoiding certain types of movement or activities until your body heals. Your doctor may also give you exercises or stretches to practice at home, which can become part a regular routine.
You will quickly discover that being healthy feels great and makes adapting new ways of living a fun and rewarding path.