Upon arrival, our receptionist Lois will welcome you to our office and ask you to sign in and ask for your drivers license and insurance card to copy for your records. She will then escort you to our consultation room where you will fill out our new patient information package (Unless you have already filled out prior to arrival, Go to our New Patients page to download the forms). Once all your paper work has been completed Dr. Griffiths will introduce himself and briefly explain the purpose of our care and treatment so you can get an understanding of what to expect from chiropractic. Dr. Griffiths will then explain your insurance benefits to you and proceed with your one on one private consultation. Upon completion of the consultation if the doctor feels that your particular condition would benefit from chiropractic care he will escort you to the examination room where testing will continue.
Our examination consists of a thorough evaluation which includes: orthopedic and neurological tests, body balance and weight distribution testing, motion and static palpation. With this exam the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may have abnormal vertebral positions, curvatures and muscle imbalance. Spinal reflexes and other sensory and motor tests (muscle strength and balance) will also be performed in conjunction with several orthopedic tests. Upon completion of your chiropractic examination, if necessary, a specific set of spinal x-rays will be taken in order to aid the doctor in his analysis of your particular condition.
Upon completion of your examination you will be escorted to our therapy room where you will be placed on either an aqua-thermal-massage table, inter-segmental traction table, moist heat therapy or cryo-therapy to help relieve your acute or chronic symptoms. After your x-rays have been developed and assessed by the doctor he will determine if you are an acceptable patient to receive chiropractic care and adjust your spine accordingly. Once you have been treated Dr. Griffiths will release you from our care with specific instructions until your report of findings on your next visit.
It is at your Report of Findings that we will show you your evaluation findings and x-rays and give you a specific and individual treatment plan in order to get you the best results possible.