YOUR FIRST VISIT
Upon entering our office, the Office Manager welcomes you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our Patient Forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides Dr. Karabinos with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will meet with Dr. Karabinos and have a consultation to discuss your health related problems, concerns and potential treatment options will be considered. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Karabinos to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation with Dr. Karabinos, he will perform a complete chiropractic evaluation, testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done at our office without your consent.
It is very important for you to bring all Imaging studies: X-Rays, MRI films and reports you had done previously with you for Dr. Karabinos to review. The films help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most patients are amazed once they see their X-Ray close up. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
REPORT OF FINDINGS
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Karabinos will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1) How can you help me?
2) How often do I need to come in?
3) What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-Rays, Dr. Karabinos will discuss his recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care of other providers as well. Dr. Karabinos will provide you with the best treatment and wellness program for your personalized needs.
At the conclusion of your initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, one or several of our physical therapy modalities. Most recently, Dr. Karabinos has added “Inversion Table Therapy” and “Erchonia Cold Laser Therapy”. We are highly recognized for our Massage Therapy performed by Joan L. Lafty, CMT. Our therapies are interactive so you can express any concerns or positive experiences about the different styles of treatment anytime. Some of our other physical therapies include Interferential Electro-Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy, Personalized Stretches & Exercises, Nutritional Counseling, Lifestyle Coaching, etc... Check out the header in the left-hand margin of our home page under "Therapies" for detailed information & benefits of each of our Therapies! Call our office today at (215) 708-0657 for an appointment to get you on your way to a pain free and healthy lifestyle!
Prior to leaving, Dr. Karabinos will suggest a program designed for you. Should your specific condition require testing or additional treatment by a specialist in another field, Dr. Karabinos will refer you to a top doctor in that field. Should you be experiencing pain when you first come into our office, this may include: ice or heat application along with instructions, certain exercises he will instruct you on so that they can be done in the comfort of your home. 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 attitude. So call our office today at (215) 708-0657.