Simplifying Your Time With Us
Most of all, we want you to feel welcomed—comfortable and stress-free
After you’ve checked in and filled out the necessary paperwork, you will have an initial consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for the Doctor to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine what specific care meets your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a thorough physical examination, testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend, as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to use diagnostic testing to get a full evaluation of your health. X-rays, blood work, hair analysis testing and many other diagnostics help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.
Report of Findings
On your second visit, once all the information has been gathered and examinations have been performed, the Doctor will give you a Report of Findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
After fully understanding your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, the Doctor will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the Doctor will tell you. If the doctor believes that The Prather Practice can help you, he will recommend treatment and a wellness program and move forward with implementation upon your approval.
Depending on the specific diagnosis and recommendations, we create a treatment plan that is individualized for you—JUST YOU. Our focus and our priority is that we work together as partners in actively participating in your health and wellness decisions.
Chiropractic patients will be provided with their first treatment at the second appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies and/or soft tissue therapies. Our Chiropractic treatment is interactive, so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment. Again, we want you to be comfortable and stress-free. It’s our mission that you leave our office feeling you have received the best in quality care and service from us every time you visit.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our Wellness Team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success.
Everybody is unique and different. That’s why The Prather Practice is different. It’s why we go to great length’s to make sure each patient receives a customized wellness plan that is well thought out and allows easy access to our care.
At the core of our beliefs is the foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle. It is:
- Maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment
- Eating a healthy diet
- Taking proper supplements
- Keeping weight under control
- Providing stress relief
- Allowing you to live a healthy, happy, productive life!