Start of Care
What to Expect
Upon entering our office, you will be greeted by our office staff and welcomed as a new member of our wellness family. If you haven't already, you will be asked to complete a new patient intake form, which provides us with your health history and information on your condition. If you are not suffering from any symptoms, we would call your initial appointment a wellness check.
Consultation and Examination
Once your paperwork is completed, the doctor will meet you in the reception area and escort you to his exam room. At this time, you and he will discuss any health concerns you may have. Next, the doctor will complete a chiropractic exam, which may include an assessment of your range of motion, posture, spinal alignment, and other factors. Everything done will be with your understanding and consent, and we encourage you to ask any questions you may have.
At the conclusion of the initial appointment, you and the doctor may discuss proceeding with your first treatment, which may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, or one of the other services that Dr. Gushaty offers. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Prior to your “Report of Findings” visit, the doctor may provide you with “first-aid” treatment to assist in the relief of your symptoms, otherwise your first treatment will be during your second appointment.
Prior to leaving the office, Dr. Gushaty may provide you with an x-ray requisition form to get a clearer idea of your spinal health. If you have had x-rays taken in the last five years, with your consent we can request a copy from the diagnostic imaging center from which the images were taken.
Report of Findings
Once all the information from your physical and x-ray examination is collected, the doctor will provide you with a detailed report of all findings. Afterward, the doctor will discuss recommendations for care including type of treatment, length of recommended treatment plan as well as wellness programs available. Our office staff will assist you in booking follow-up appointments and are happy to answer all questions regarding appointment duration and fees.
Your wellness program will include treatment you may benefit from outside the office such as ice or heat application instructions, home exercises and certain activities or postures to avoid. Our wellness team will work with you to help you learn healthy habits and new routines. Since every person is unique, our customized wellness plan are specifically designed to meet individual requirements. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease, and we strive to help you reach it.