When you enter our office, you will be welcomed as a member of our family.
If possible before your visit please print and complete the forms located in the New Patient Center under Online Forms. Bring your completed paperwork to your first visit.
Also if possible please bring your most recent blood work and any other important imaging or laboratory studies. This intake paperwork will provide us with pertinent health information relevant to your specific condition.
Next, the doctor will review your history and discuss your health-related problems. This visit is designed for our doctors to learn about your specific concerns and goals for treatment and create a treatment plan utilizing chiropractic and other modalities to meet your specific needs.
After the doctor has taken a full history and addressed all of your concerns, she will proceed to perform an examination. Tests performed in an examination include a neurological exam, orthopedic exam, postural analysis, reflexes, muscle tests, and palpation.
Imaging & Laboratory Analysis
Depending on your presenting condition, we may refer you out for imaging like X-rays or MRIs. If you have had any imaging or blood work performed in the last year, we recommend that you bring it with you to your initial appointment so we can get a comprehensive overview of your case and specific needs.
Once doctor has collected all the information necessary and completed the examination, she will give you a detailed report of her findings and answer any questions. These recommendations may include co-treating with other providers and making the proper referral to get you the most comprehensive care. Dr. Barter strives to give the best treatment and comprehensive care plan to fit your needs necessary to improve your condition.
Treatment either happens at the conclusion of your first appointment or on your second appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, extremity adjustments, scar tissue work, focused muscle work, heat, cupping, nutrition recommendations, dietary modifications, lifestyle modifications and/or physical therapy. It is important that treatment is interactive. You should feel free to discuss pros and cons about the specific treatment being performed. It is important that you always feel comfortable in our office.
Care is a collaborative effort. It is necessary that you are involved in your treatment to get the best results. Prior to leaving our office, our doctors will suggest changes or incorporations to be made in your daily life to assist in your treatment. Some of these recommendations may include diet modifications, lifestyle modifications, and/or supplements. If the problem is associated with pain, we may recommend ice and/or heat application, topical gel, strengthening exercises, stretches, and lifestyle changes to help alleviate the condition.We also desire to give you permanent healthy lifestyle changes. We will work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle customized for you. The purpose of creating a specialized wellness program specific to you is to help you meet every goal and live better than you thought possible. Our wellness program will help you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.