New Patients

New Patients – What to expect on your first visit
Interested in becoming a New Patient?  Please fill out the Intake form and bring it with you to the office.
Call the office for an appointment. 619.435.3155 
Or try our new Online Scheduling Program - For Coronado location ONLY 
If you have insurance, please bring your card and/or information with you. Make sure to mention this while booking the appointment. We accept most major PPO insurance and some HMO carriers, however many insurance plans do not include or cover chiropractic services or limit what the chiropractor can perform. We will be happy to answer as best we can, what you could expect from your plan's benefits, however, this does not guarantee coverage. 
What to Expect on Your First Visit
For your first visit, please plan on arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to fill out some brief paperwork. This will provide us with some of the necessary general information regarding you and your health history. Expect your first appointment to last between thirty and forty-five minutes.
Consultation and Examination
We will first ask you a series of detailed questions to learn the history of your injury or complaint. This also allows us to determine the best diagnostic examinations to proceed with for your case. The examination will consist of a basic physical examination of height, weight and blood pressure, as well as a progression of Neurological and Orthopedic tests. Further diagnostic testing such as X-rays, MRI’s, Nerve Conduction Test, blood tests, etc. may be indicated depending on the results of the examinations, and the information collected. Together, these procedures help us to determine the nature and severity of your condition, as well as the best course of treatment for your case.
After all diagnostic work has been completed; treatments may include the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures and modalities. This may include use of Active Release Technique, Chiropractic Adjustments, Flexion/Distraction - Cox Technique, Light Force Laser, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Therapeutic and Functional Exercise, and various other soft tissue treatments and therapies.Since we focus on an active approach to your Health Care, we’ll also provide you with instructions for your Home Care. This may include education and training regarding proper use of heat or ice, ergonomics and body mechanics, activities for modification, exercise, stretches or other information that will help you reach your goals faster and more efficiently.
Follow-up Visits
The frequency of your follow-up visits will be determined by the severity of your condition, as well as your own progression of recovery, which we monitor with each visit and adapt based on need. Although each individual can differ, your first follow-up visit will generally be scheduled within a day or two of your initial patient examination. All treatment and therapy details, expected length of treatment, the cost involved, and all other related matters regarding your treatment that may not have been covered at your initial visit with us will be discussed. Follow up visits should also be used as another opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have regarding your condition, exam findings and/or your care.
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