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. Eric DeRusha to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. DeRusha to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how Chiropractic BioPhysics, MLS Cold Laser Therapy or Nutrition Response Testing can meet your goals.
After your consultation Dr. DeRusha will perform a complete chiropractic, nutrition or cold laser examination. Neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed depending on your particular case.
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. Your spine will be evaluated by comparing the position of your spine to the position that science and research has proven a normal human spine should be. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. Due to the specific and detailed study of your x-rays, you will be asked to return for your Report of Findings appointment
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr Eric DeRusha, D.C. 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.Eric DeRusha, D.C. will discuss recommendations and discuss the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of your report of findings, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, MLS Cold Laser Therapy, and/or nutritional recommendations. 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.