Your First Visit
Let’s make getting better easy.
A simple, easy path towards feeling better
The entire process of getting better should be easy. We even think it can be fun. Here’s the path that most of our patients take, starting at their very first visit.
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WHAT TO EXPECT YOUR FIRST VISIT
OUR IPM PATH TO WELLNESS
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located on our Forms & Instructions page. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with our doctors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine what type or types of care will be best to reach your goals. We are uniquely able to customize care plans because of the many types of providers we utilize at each location and the vast array of services our providers are proficient in.
After your consultation, the doctors will perform a complete physical examination including but not limited to spinal and joint assessment, range of motion testing, sport-specific analysis, gait analysis, squat analysis, neurological testing, orthopedic testing, and/or postural analysis . These tests help our physicians determine what functional issues a patient suffers from and that information helps them form recommendations for care. However, nothing will be done in our office without your thorough understanding and consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take x-rays, if needed and medically necessary. X-rays can help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any arthritic changes and allows us to rule out any serious conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays up close.
We utilize the services of an expert radiologist to provide a comprehensive analysis of each x-ray series we perform. This second analysis ensures that any issues present on an x-ray are properly identified and nothing is missed.
Report of Findings
Our physicians will gather all of the history, exam and imaging information together and outline a plan to eliminate your problem. Your doctor will then give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me? What services can be done?
- How often do I need to come in? What is my treatment plan?
- What will my program ultimately cost?
We are very thorough before onset of care to make sure that you understand what the cause of your pain is, exactly what treatments we have prescribed and why, and what costs will be covered by your insurance. We DO NOT send out surprise bills to our patients, all costs are reviewed in advance!
At the conclusion of your report of findings, care can begin. This may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, regenerative medicine, acupuncture/dry needling and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Often the doctor will suggest a program to incorporate outside of treatment to be used/performed at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle.
Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized and unique plan. The purpose of our care plans is for you to achieve a symptom-free life, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
Our 360 Degree Approach
Our approach at IPM is unique. By identifying all aspects of your condition, we are able to cater a customized rehabilitation program that not only repairs the injured area, but makes the area stronger and more stable to be able to withstand future injuries. This is the definition of true preventative care!
When it comes time to start your specific treatment care plan, the doctors at IPM have a number of different services to offer, each with their own individual techniques tailored to fit your specific body, pain and goals for recovery.
Come on in
If you are in pain or want to start getting better, contact us to make a quick, easy appointment. No referral necessary. We will find the right treatment for you.