Your First Appointment

We welcome you to Hands On Wellness! Prior to your first appointment, you will need to fill out some paperwork to help us understand your health history. There are a few options for completing the paperwork. You can click on the link below to download and print a PDF version. You may also call us and request that we mail a copy to you. If you choose not to fill out the form before your visit, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete the form in our office. Please have ready for our staff: your ID, insurance card (if applicable), a method of payment, and case information if you are involved in a car accident or worker's compensation case.

If you are an insurance patient, it is important that you know your benefits prior to your first visit. As a courtesy, we will bill your insurance for you at your request. It is helpful for us to have your birthday and insurance information prior to your appointment so that we can verify benefits. Please email or call us with that information.

The first visit with the doctor will last an hour. The doctor will go over your health history with you and then do a thorough examination, which may include postural observation, palpation (feeling the joints and soft tissues), testing reflexes and muscle strength, neurological tests, and watching how you bend and move. We will discuss our findings with you and let you know what we believe is the appropriate treatment for your condition. In most cases, you will also be treated on that first visit. At the end of your visit, there is a good chance you will be assigned “homework” - usually exercises or posture modifications.

In rare cases, if it is our clinical judgment that an x-ray or lab work is appropriate before any treatment is performed, we will schedule your first treatment after we have all the necessary information. For x-rays, you will be sent to a nearby radiological center.

Questions? See our FAQ, or call us at (541) 482-3492.

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