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.

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with Dr. Svastits to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Consultation is free of charge.

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, Dr. Svastits will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized orthopedic and neurologic tests may be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require Dr. Svastits to take or order x-rays in order to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. At times, interim and after treatment x-rays may be required for comparison purposes.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided or scheduled for their first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Co-management with a medical specialist may also be an option if Dr. Svastits believes this will aid in the patients' recovery.

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, being taken off of work or school, 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 and any subsequent visits as determined in your treatment plan. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time with Dr. Svastits and office staff.