Your First Visit

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.


Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Debra Sheehan to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Debra Sheehan to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

History & Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you
various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of tests will be
performed to determine which areas are affected and to what extent. After your consultation, Dr. Debra Sheehan 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.

X-Ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays to either rule out
more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective
treatment plan for you. Depending on your specific condition, we may take 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, Dr. Debra Sheehan 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, Dr. Debra Sheehan will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.   Dr. Debra Sheehan  will  provide the best  treatment and  wellness program for your needs.

Same Day Treatment

 Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients
will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same
visit. At the conclusion of this initial  appointment, you can choose to  experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage.  Treatment is interactive, so  you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment  anytime.

Home Instructions and Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities
or procedures to be performed at home. This may include ice or heat
application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as
well as home exercises and/or stretches.

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.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit.