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Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr.. Kenneth Ruf to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Kenneth Ruf to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Ruf will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions and/or premature spinal degeneration (a.k.a. arthritis). Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Ruf will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Ruf will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Kenneth Ruf will give recommendation on the best treatment and/or wellness program for you.
After your Report of Findings you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, and/or physical therapy. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Dr Ruf's primary goal is to return you to your optimal health and well being. This is a time when your body may go through a healing crisis and evolves into a state of healthy wellness.
Prior to leaving, the doctor may suggest things to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, as your treatment plan progresses, Dr. Ruf will discuss with you our wellness program. This program is designed to maintain your body's optimal health and wellness through the use of Chiropractic!