Your First Visit

 

What to Expect

At Life Family Chiropractic, it is our priority to make sure that you are completely comfortable with your entire experience in our office! We understand that your first visit to a chiropractor can stir some questions of what to expect, but we are here to serve you and answer any questions that you may have.

Your First Visit

Upon entering our office, you will be warmly welcomed into our chiropractic family. At this time, you will be given your new patient paperwork. Please fill these forms out in their entirety, being sure to sign all forms. If you would like to save 15 minutes, feel free to download and print the new patient paperwork below. The paperwork provides us with general information about your health conditions and allows us to gather as much information as possible regarding your care. Your information is never shared with anyone and is only used to provide the most complete care plan possible for your individual needs. We ask that if you have not filled out the paperwork prior to your first visit, to arrive 10-15 minutes early to your appointment to do so. 

 

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Consultation

After the initial paperwork is complete, Dr. Kristen Simpson, DC will sit down with you to discuss what brought you into our office. At this time, Dr. Simpson will ask a variety of questions to better understand your health issues and goals. This will allow her to determine the possible causes of your issues and create the best recommendations for your individualized care. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and discuss any concerns you may have. Should you need a different type/approach to care, Dr. Simpson will refer you to the correct avenue to ensure the best for your health. 

Examination

Should the consultation reveal that Chiropractic may be a successful option,  Dr. Simpson will perform a comprehensive chiropractic examination to further determine the cause of your issues. This examination will include a range of orthopedic and neurological exams, palpation, joint range of motion, and a posture assessment. Determining the source of the problem helps Dr. Simpson develop an accurate diagnosis and plan for care in our office.

X-Ray Imaging

The consultation and examination will give us insight into your health issues. Depending on your specific condition, we may need to take x-ray imaging of your spine. These x-rays can be very valuable in providing Dr. Simpson with a clear picture of your spine and posture, misaligned vertebrae, and neuromuscular degeneration, as well as rule out any serious spinal conditions. At LIfe Family Chiropractic, we utilize digitial x-ray imaging to keep exposure minimal while also obtaining very detailed images. We are one of very few Chiropractors in Leavenworth County with an onsight resource, which allows everyone to get the answers they need immediately. Dr. Simpson engages with all patients regarding their x-ray findings. 

Treatment

Depending on the outcome of the consultation, examination, and initial X-ray reading, Dr. Simpson may provide treatment on your first visit. If treatment is not provided on the first day, Dr. Simpson may need to spend additional time carefully reading your X-rays or consulting with local providers she is partnered with to further assist you in your health care journey. Prior to your first treatment, she will educate you on your spinal health and assist you in making the best health care decisions. Dr. Simpson will answer questions as to how she can help, how often you will need to be treated, and how much your care will cost. We are here to serve you with the goal of taking you from where you are at now and bringing you to your best self. 

Please plan according for a first and second visit. Initial visits typically take 30 minutes; however, arrive 15 minutes early to complete the new patient paperwork - Do not hesitate to print the forms and fill out prior to your set appointment. Second visits typically take about 20 minutes for Dr. Simpson to explain x-ray images and answer any questions. Typical visits typically run 10-20 minutes depending on if additional therapies are required for your care.