Upon entering our office, our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill out new patient information forms. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
During your consultation with Dr. Sharratt, you will discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care meets your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Sharratt will perform a complete chiropractic examination including standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Sharratt will give you a report of findings to answer the four most popular questions that every patient asks:
Can you help me?
What's wrong with me?
How long is it going to take for me to get well?
How much is it going to cost?
After discussing your history and your goals, his exam findings and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Sharratt will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, he will tell you. If Dr. Sharratt believes chiropractic and our other services can help you, he will recommend a treatment and wellness program.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment after he has had the opportunity to thoroughly analyze your x-rays, nerve scans and exam findings. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive, so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment.