Preparing for your visit

There are essentially 6 components to the initial visit.

Registration – You will be asked to fill out necessary forms before the doctor can see you. All of our registration forms can be emailed to you to be completed at home in order to save some time in the office. You will need to bring photo ID and your insurance card(s) to your first appointment.

History – After you complete the initial registration process, we will begin to discuss your health concerns and past history.

Physical examination – An examination will be completed, which has two primary components: (1) neurological and orthopedic examinations to determine a clinical diagnosis and (2) assessment of your posture, muscle function, flexibility and spinal joint function.

Treatment Planning – The details of your diagnosis will be presented and discussed.

Treatment – Treatments in our office may include stretches, exercises, therapy modalities (electrical muscle stimulation/TENS), soft tissue relaxation techniques and spinal manipulation/adjustments. Your doctor will apply their hands to the area of your body to be treated in such a way as to mobilize your joints. Commonly, a short impulse is applied to the joint. This may cause an audible “pop” or “click,” similar to when you “crack” your knuckles. You may sense movement of the joint. The goal of the adjustment includes the following:

– Increase joint mobility / range of motion

– Relieve pain

– Reduce muscle spasm

– Restore optimal joint function

Home Instructions – The doctor may give you instructions for things you can do on your own.


Please plan approximately 60 minutes for your initial visit to Rochester Chiropractic Group.