First, you will walk in the door and get greeted. We do our best to give a warm welcome to everyone who comes in our doors! After filling out some paperwork you will be brought back into the exam room.
The first thing we do after we head into a room is spend some time talking to you about what brings you to our office. We will ask some questions and, more importantly, do some good listening. A good interview with the patient, and some active listening, usually spells out pretty clearly what needs to be looked at during the physical exam, and quite often some small facts arise during this process that help illuminate the problem.
The physical exam can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a half hour. Some problems are more complex then others, and some people have extensive lists of injuries or issues to work through. We will do some gentle poking and prodding, examine your range of motion, see what parts of you hurt and what causes them to hurt, and document our findings in your chart.
Following that discussion and exam, we will do our best to explain the problem and outline a plan. Many cases can be accurately diagnosed right then and there, and if that’s the case we will lay out what we think we can offer you, how long it should take, and what to expect. After we iron out those details we get right down to the business of making you feel better and making your body work better. We normally begin treatment at the first visit.
Interested in learning more about us or making an appointment? Call us today.
Welcome to our website. By clicking on the links on this site you can find out a good deal about us and about chiropractic. But that is just the first step on your way. We have an open-door policy when it comes to offering private consultations to anyone considering chiropractic care at our office, so call and put aside some time to meet with the doctor and get your questions answered. At Park Bench Chiropractic we welcome your questions and want to make you feel at home with us.
It’s easy to get started at our office. Just give us a call at (301) 378-0334 and make yourself an appointment. You may want to get some information ready for us before you call, such as:
- Insurance information (Insurance Co. and Member ID) – insurance not required
- Your ideal time for an appointment (1st office visit takes about 60 minutes)
- Any questions you may want answered…
If you just want a consultation, that’s OK. Let us know when you are calling. A consult takes 10-20 minutes and a full new patient office visit takes an hour. If you schedule a consult be prepared with whatever questions you want answered.
The new patient visit is the most time-consuming you will ever have at our office, and this is because we will be asking you a lot of questions and then performing a physical exam. This is important to find out what went wrong and how to go about fixing it. Some people come in with straightforward cases and others come in without any idea how they hurt themselves. We will take the information we get from this first visit, decide if chiropractic can help you, and then start you on a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and gets you on the way to feeling better.