We want to help make this process as easy and wonderful as it can be. If you are coming to the office for the first time, your first visit will last approximately 45 minutes. We will review your history, perform an evaluation, and if necessary, refer you for x-rays. We will discuss with you how we can help you and explain every process.
How to Begin
Please call 802-860-0382 to make your new patient appointment.
Please download the forms in the next section and fill them out to the best of your knowledge. All history is helpful in this assessment. We ask that you bring your insurance card/information and any recent x-rays, MRIs, or CAT Scans that are related to any spinal problems you may be suffering from. Please arrive to the exam 10 minutes early so that we can process your paperwork. The care in our office is different than many doctor’s offices. One of the ways we are different is that we almost always run on time. So your early arrival can ensure that other patients stay on time as well. Thank you for your consideration.
New Patient Appointment
Upon entering our office, we will help you to get settled. You will complete any additional paperwork, providing us with your health history and information. Feel free to fill out most of the patient forms ahead of time, the links to these forms are included below.
First, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your wellness goals, health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your needs.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your spinal health. Some of the tests we utilize are:
- Posture analysis
- Range of motion evaluation
- Checking the muscles for tone and symmetry
- Checking the spine for misalignments(subluxations)
- Neurological testing including sEMG and Thermography
- Depending on your specific condition, we may refer you for x-rays. We do not automatically require x-rays for every patient.
Your initial visit, if you choose to proceed, will typically include a first adjustment unless the doctor feels she needs further information before adjusting you. Dr. Christine will explain what she is doing and why throughout the adjustment. Some adjustments use the same amount of force that you would use to squeeze a tomato. Other adjustments require the use of a specific table that provides exact vectors to correct nerve blockages. The chiropractic care in our office involves highly specialized training and is custom tailored to each person. We offer care to newborn babies all the way up to our eldest patient of 88 years young.
Follow Up Appointment
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, you will be scheduled for a follow- up visit, usually within the week or as your schedule allows. During this follow-up visit, the doctor will give you a detailed report on your spine and answer questions like:
- Can we help you?
- How often do you need to come in?
- What will my care cost?
Receiving Care In Our Office:
One of the things we have heard repeatedly in practice over the years is how valuable our affordable care becomes to the families that use our service. We have many payment options available and accept some forms of insurance, health savings plans, flexible spending accounts and Visa/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX. Whether dealing with an immediate issue, wanting support in correcting an underlying spinal concern, or using our wellness service to maximize bodily performance, we have payment options that can work for you. Our helpful team will assist you with this process.
We are located on Hercules Dr. near Costco in Colchester off of I- 89 at exit 16