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. Charmaine Magale, DC, CCSP to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Charmaine Magale, DC, CCSP to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Charmaine Magale, DC, CCSP 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. 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. Charmaine Magale, DC, CCSP 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. Charmaine Magale, DC, CCSP will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Charmaine Magale, DC, CCSP will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program 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, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
The health goals of members of Active Life Team Chiropractic Center vary, from wanting to alleviate and prevent headaches, to increasing energy, to maintaining an already healthy lifestyle. On your first visit, you and your family will meet the doctor to explore your particular goals and learn how Chiropractic can work for you and your intended path to wellness.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our awesome Chiropractic Assistant, Yadira (and possibly our friendly canine, Nacho). After completing some short forms, you will meet with the Doctor for your initial consultation to discuss your health history and get to know your health goals.
The initial consultation will be followed by an examination of your spine, posture and physical state. After reviewing these findings, a report will be prepared which will explain the results from your examination and suggest a particular care plan for you. If you feel Chiropractic will be of any benefit to you, then you will go on to become one of the many excited practice members receiving life-changing care at Active Life Team Chiropractic.