First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. You may fill out your paperwork by following this link. Print the forms, fill them out and them bring them with you to make your first visit even more efficient.

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and 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 specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

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. Dr. Pelchat treats his patients with spinal manipulation. This is a very gentle realignment of the spinal bones which is painless and relaxing to most. If necessary, treatments may also include physical therapy modalities, designed to reduce inflammation and to speed the healing process. Dr. Pelchat may also recommend a physical rehabilitation program or home execises which strengthen the injured or weakened areas of your spine.

Home Instructions

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

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen again within 1-2 days.