Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect on my first day/first visit?
Your first visit is about gathering information, taking about an hour in total. When you arrive, we'll ask you to fill out our patient information questionnaire. Then you meet Dr. Kulow for a detailed consultation, discussing what your problem is. A thorough examination will be next which includes range of motion studies, posture analysis, sensitivity to touch, muscle strength testing, and a complete orthopedic and neurological assessment. After the exam, we'll know what treatment is best for you, and then you'll receive your first chiropractic adjustment.
You will immediately feel at home the moment you walk in the door.
After completing some brief paperwork, you’ll sit down with Dr. Kulow to have a talk. You'll tell her why you've come in, and she'll ask you some questions to get a better idea of what's going on in your unique body.
Based on your answers, Dr. Kulow will recommend some further examination techniques that will be the most effective for the symptoms you are experiencing. We do not practice a “one size fits all approach” in this office as each person and each body will experience pain, trauma, and injury differently. Dr. Kulow prefers to be very thorough and exploratory in her diagnostic approach so she can find root causes of your symptoms.
After she concludes any necessary diagnostic measures, she will review them with you and preferably a member of your support system. Having a support system is so important to the success of your healing and we like to involve them when possible. Phyllis and Shonna will help you get set up for your next appointment and discuss insurance coverage or financial information with you.
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing you can move around in to this appointment and plan on spending about an hour with us.
What should I expect during my regular visits?
When you come in after your initial appointment, you’ll begin your treatment plan with Shonna, our dedicated therapy assistant, or with Phyllis, our office manager and receptionist. You will feel comfortable and start building a routine in no time!
Do I have to go for the rest of my life?
Our goal is to get you healthy and keep you healthy so that your body can begin to heal on its own as it was intended to do. Every treatment plan with every patient will be different, but the goals are always the same: maximum results with minimum dependency on treatment methods over time.
Our job is to get you out of pain, re-teach your body what optimal health is, and once we’ve done that, we hope you enjoy your health and want to keep it through scheduling regular check-ups. It’ll help keep the stresses of everyday life at bay, and you’ll continue to feel great.
We’re here to answer any questions you might have about how chiropractic, nutrition, or massage can help you. Give us a call today!