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. Theresa Peter to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Theresa Peter to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how Health Up Wellness Centetr can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Theresa Peter will perform an extensive interview, complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility, as well as comprehensive nutritional muscle testing. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as necessary. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Theresa Peter 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 collecting the necessary info to assess your health, Dr. Theresa Peter will create a health care plan and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. She will review your comprehensive report with you at your second appointment to provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, we may decide to begin treatment immediately, depending on your symptoms and pain. This may include therapeutic whole food supplements, spinal adjustments, physical therapy, acupuncture, 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 discuss the preliminary steps in your 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. It may even include avoidance of certain foods and substitution/exchange of ideas. 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 your optimal health through balanced internal nutrition/biochemistry, good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.