At Access Chiropractic & Wellness, we follow a two day process for new patients. This ensures that Dr. Whitney can provide the best possible care to your unique situation for seeking chiropractic care. The easiest way to schedule your day 1 and day 2 appointments is to book online by following the button below or calling our office at 515-266-6587. We will get your name and email. You will then be sent a link to register for the patient portal where you will fill out your health history form prior to coming in.
On your day 1 visit, we will begin with a consultation. We will discuss your goals for chiropractic care, go through your health history, and Dr. Whitney will let you know if she will be the best provider for your chiropractic care needs. Dr. Whitney will also perform a thorough physical exam to see how everything looks prior to getting started with adjustments. We will perform nervous system scans to determine how your nervous system is currently functioning to help establish the amount of care you might need. In some cases you will be referred out for x-rays. This will wrap up the day 1 visit at our office. We will then schedule your day 2 visit for Dr. Whitney to analyze the findings from day 1.
At your day 2 visit, we will go over everything found in your first visit through the nervous system scans. Dr. Whitney will give you a unique plan specific to you for care recommendations. This plan is subject to change depending on how your body is responding to care. We will then adjust you and get you scheduled for any additional appointments that are necessary. The goal is to get you to where you are coming in for wellness visits after your care plan, as opposed to the acute care that you may be starting with. Wellness visits are typically every 2-4 weeks depending on the needs of your unique lifestyle.
Your care plan is very well thought out and it is recommended you stick to it to have the best results possible. As mentioned previously, your plan is subject to change and we will monitor your progress very closely! After the initial nervous system scans, we will perform another set of scans to compare to your initial scans after the first several adjustments. This will all be noted in your care plan and tracked by our team.
You are now feeling great! We generally recommend a maintenance plan to keep you that way. Depending on your body and daily activities, this can range anywhere from once per week to once per month to keep you feeling your best!