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When you call our office for the first time and schedule your first visit with us, we will ask you if you can fill out your necessary forms before you come in with our Online Forms that are available on this website in the NEW PATIENT CENTER. It is easy, safe and private and you will have elimated the need to fill your forms in our lobby. Of course, if you also have the option of filling out your forms at the time of your first visit with us. Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Lowell Magelssen to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Lowell Magelssen to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care meet your goals. At any time you can speak to Dr. Lowell regarding any questions you will have. There is no charge for these consultations. Just be sure you tell our staff member to schedule a consultation so you have the necessary time you'll need to talk with Dr. Magelssen.
After your consultation, Dr. Lowell Magelssen will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Dr Magelssen will review these xrays with you during your Report of Findings. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their incorrect posture, nerve problems, misalignments and spinal degeneration themselves.
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Lowell Magelssen will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
After discussing with you your history and your wellness goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Lowell Magelssen will discuss his recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. Dr. Magelssen can also provide referrals for you if you need them. If Dr. Lowell Magelssen believes he can help you, he will recommend a concise treatment and a wellness program designed specifically for you.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This will include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies and wellness care. During this time, Dr. Magelssen will be reassessing your condition and how you are responding to treatment. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns or ask any questions you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with, any therapies, exercise programs and/or wellness programs that Dr. Magelssen recommends for you.
Prior to leaving, Dr. Magelssen will advise you regarding your pain, including ice or heat applications instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, home exercises and or stretches to do. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, Dr. Magelssen will advise you with his up-to-date wellness information with you to create good habits, health related tips, and more.
His Body Analysis Testing will give you necessary information to help you determine what you specifically need to work on in order to meet your new wellness goals. If you are interested in achieving a more healthier life, ask Dr. Lowell how you can! He will create an easy step-by-step Wellness Plan specifically for you and followup with you each step of the way.