First Visit

Your Health History

The New Patient form you will be asked to complete is designed to give Dr. Johnson an overall view of your health history, the daily activities you are involved in and other information that is having an impact on your wellbeing. In other words, more than just "Where does it hurt?" Many New Patients like to complete this form before coming to the office for the first time - we will be happy to mail or fax it to you!

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to send you for x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit (unless your history and examination indicate a need for X-Rays before beginning treatment). This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. The timing of this visit and subsequent ones (if needed) will depend on your specific condition.