What To Expect

Phase One

  • Doctor asks you a series of questions pertaining to your health and lifestyle

  • Doctor reviews the completed intake form with you

  • Doctor reviews your family and social history

  • You will express any and all concerns during this initial, but critical component of the consultation

Phase Two

  • Doctor performs static palpation of your spine searching for pain, inflammation or abnormalities

  • Doctor performs motion palpation of your spine searching for joint restriction and/or joint hypermobility by comparing every segment in your spine

  • Doctor performs muscle testing to compare muscle strength

  • Doctor performs upper and lower extremity reflexes

  • Doctor performs specific orthopaedic testing

Phase Three

  • Doctor runs the neuro-core scan up the paraspinal muscles of your spine

  • Non-invasive test that you do not feel

  • Measures the tone of muscles along the entire spine, accurately and reliably

  • Interprets and reports scan results using distribution graphs and energy scores

  • Pinpoints overactive and exhausted neuromuscular areas

Phase Four

  • Doctor runs neuro-thermal scan up the paraspinal mucles of the spine

  • Non-invasive test that you do not feel

  • Measures spinal nerve control of organs and glands

  • Uses infrared technology to identify areas with poor autonomic regulation

  • Rolling or segmental scanning modes show how stress patterns are changing

Phase Five

  • Doctor performs neuro-pulse scan by clipping a non-invasive heart rate monitor on your finger or ear

  • Non-invasive test that you do not feel

  • Scans heart rate, temperature and anxiety simultaneously, to calculate Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

  • Measures balance and activity levels of the Autonomic Nervous System

  • Reports and tracks stress levels and adaptability

  • Ear-clip feature allows for easy pediatric assessments

Final Phase


  • If the doctors see fit, you may be recommended digital radiographs in order for the doctor to get a deeper understanding and view of your spine and nervous system

  • Digital radiographs are performed in the studio and take approximately 2 minutes per region

  • You may be recommended full spine x-rays which would include cervical, thoracic and lumbo-sacral regions

  • Chiropractic x-rays are very low-dose radiation as bones are the first thing to show up on a x-ray

After the Exam

  • The doctor will need 24 hours to analyze the results of your consultation and examination. You will then be scheduled for a follow-up appointment.

  • At the follow-up appointment, the doctor will review the results of your examination, interpreting these results and radiographs with you ensuring that you fully understand. You will also receive hard copies of all of the results (see below for examples).

  • The doctor will then give you recommendations of care. These recommendations will cover adjustment schedule and frequency, insurance coverage and any out of pocket costs.

  • If recommended, you will also receive your first chiropractic adjustment on this same follow-up appointment.

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