What To Expect
WHAT TO EXPECT
Laying the foundation for total health
Chiropractic care is a lot like building a house. There is a particular order in which materials need to come together to stand strong. When building a home we want to begin with a strong foundation. Without the foundation, your walls would crumble and the roof would cave in. This applies to your body too. Your nervous system and spine are the foundation of your “home”. If something is not right with your body’s foundation, then that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved.
At Rai Chiropractic, it is our primary focus to restore your foundation. We will work with you to create a plan specific to you and your needs.
Phase 1: Relief Care
Our primary focus is to reduce interference in your body so that you improve your function and get you feeling your best. During the first phase of care, we will determine the underlying factors that are creating the conditions that are not allowing your body to heal, restore, and function at its optimal.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the second phase of care, we emphasize the difference between feeling versus function. At this time, nerves and soft tissues begin to heal faster; a crucial component to optimal health. At this phase, patients may find that they are starting to feel like “themselves” again. While the pain may be gone, the underlying issues are still present.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has healed and health is restored, it is important to continue with periodic checkups to maintain optimal functioning and avoid further problems. The team at Rai Chiropractic will work with you to develop lifestyle habits that will keep you moving towards your health goals. This is an exciting time in a patient’s care.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Welcome to Rai Chiropractic! Thank you for filling out the intake forms (they can be found here). Your first visit you will begin with a sit down with the doctors to discuss your health history, wellness goals, and any specific concerns you may have.
You will then move from the consultation to the exam. At this point the doctor will perform a physical exam to assess posture and alignment. Next, scans will be done. We use CLA Scan technology, Corescore, sEMG (Surface Electromyography), Thermography, and HRV (Heart Rate Variability). These scans do not put anything into your body and are completely safe for children of all ages and pregnant patients. Our CLA scan technology is state of the art and helps us look deeper than the spine to tell us how well your nervous system is functioning and where any underlying issues may reside.
Digital X-Ray Studies
Digital x-rays may be completed at the discretion of the doctor after discussing with you the best options for your care and what will serve you and your body best.
X-ray films enable the doctors to visualize the entire structure of your spine, allowing them to provide the best care possible. X-rays give precise information for how the adjustment needs to be specifically applied. They are also integral in evaluating for any disease processes, fracture, posture, joint and disc integrity, and vertebral misalignments.
- Our x-rays are affordable
- Proper shielding helps us to significantly reduce x-ray exposure
YOUR SECOND VISIT
Report of Findings
This is an exciting and very interesting visit! After a complete analysis, we will deliver a preliminary Report of Findings. This is a detailed summary of what we discovered in your history, exam, scans and x-ray study (if x-rays were taken). We encourage you to bring a family member or friend with you to this visit to support you in your care as a great deal of information is covered.
After going over all of your findings, you and the doctor will discuss the recommendations of care and decide together the best plan of action to serve your needs. All of this information will be collected for you in a personalized folder. If your condition requires care with other providers, you will be referred to the best practitioner for your needs.
Now that you and the doctors have laid out a specific plan for your care, it is time for your first adjustment! Great care is taken to ensure that the most accurate and precise adjustment is delivered to attain your health goals. The doctors will walk you through the entire process and what to expect during your adjustments.
You are now a part of the Rai Chiropractic Wellness Family! Our team is excited to work with you to help reach your health goals.
We are here to support you and help you build healthy habits that will restore your function and have you feeling and functioning at your best.
Your Rai Chiropractic folder outlines the phases of care and the customized wellness program you and the doctors discussed. As an added bonus, you will also receive our online Rai Chiropractic “Kick Start Your Health Workshop” via email to continue your education and care from the comfort of your own home.