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What to Bring to Your First Visit
at Our Middle Island New York Chiropractic Office

Patient Forms

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.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Saladino or Lupo to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Saladino and Dr. Lupo to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. Remember to inform them of any health issues you have had in the past and any medications you are taking.


Examination

After your consultation, the doctors will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well.


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may send you for 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,the doctors  will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What  will  my treatment  cost?

After reviewing your health history,  goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the doctors will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.  they will  provide the best  treatment and  wellness program for your needs.


Treatment

 At the conclusion of this initial  appointment, you can choose to  experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy,  soft tissue massage, stretching techniques and /or therapeutic exercises.  Treatment is interactive, so  you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment  anytime.


Wellness Program

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. Our goal is to get you healthy and then teach you how to maintain your health.