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Dr. Lisa Arndt and her staff really care about your comfort and well-being. Everyone is committed to do their part to make your visit a rewarding experience.
Each new patient is required to complete a full medical history questionnaire and "new patient" forms. This will assist the doctor to fully understand your problems. You may save time by downloading the "new patient" paperwork, which consists of Patient Consent, Patient History and if necessary Record Release forms, which you can complete at home and bring with you to the office or you are most welcome to complete these forms upon arriving at the office.
You will receive a confidential consultation with Dr. Arndt. This consultation is your opportunity to express any health concerns and expectations, and to ask any questions that you may have regarding your condition and care. Patients can expect that Dr. Arndt expresses her role in the provision of your healthcare and discuss your health prognosis.
After your consultation, Dr. Lisa Arndt, RN, BSN, DC will perform a physical exam which will include orthopedic and neurological testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific Chiropractic evaluation.
We have many patients who call and ask: "Why do I need an exam? I just want the adjustment." The reason for the examination is to determine your diagnosis. Once we have diagnosed your condition we can treat the problem. Additionally, by law, an examination on your initial visit is required. NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you have had recent x-rays completed, you are welcome to bring these to your first appointment or we can request these from other facilities. In some cases x-rays may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis. X-ray facilities are available in our office for patient convenience and will be ordered if necessary by your Chiropractor.
Your report of findings, which may take place on the same day or on an adjoining day, will include a comprehensive review of exam and xray film results and a discussion regarding your recommended plan of care. Together, you and Dr. Arndt will make a decision regarding how best to proceed with this plan of care to restore you to the best possible form of health and wellness. We will not compromise in providing you with the best chiropractic care available. It is our belief at the Arndt Chiropractic Center that the best outcome of care for the patient is achieved through the hard work and commitment to care with both the patient and the staff working together.
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.
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.