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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.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Megan Bodnar to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Megan Bodnar to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Megan Bodnar will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Surface EMG stands for Surface Electromoyography and measures the amount of electrical activity your muscles release when they are contracting, more commonly known as muscle tension. The device only measures and does not stimulate, so you will not feel any pain or discomfort at all. Since it does not generate any radiation or electrical impulse, it is safe to use anyone, including pregnant women and children. The Myovision scanner was designed to meet the highest standards for reliability and performance and has been used worldwide in research institutions, Chiropractic colleges and industries. It is endorsed by the American Palmer College of Chiropractic and Life Chiropractic College West. Depending on your specific condition, we may request X-rays and/or MRI scans as well.
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Megan Bodnar will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and Myovision scans, Dr. Megan Bodnar will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other specialists. Dr. Megan Bodnar will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment, a spinal adjustment.Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
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.