At Ferguson Family Chiropractic our examination process is geared toward detection and correction of the "Vertebral Subluxation" (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The process we use is specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. Here is what to expect when you come to Ferguson Family Chiropractic.
When you enter Ferguson Family Chiropractic, you will be greeted with a smile from one of our wonderful front office staff. We will either collect the forms you previously completed from our website or you will be given the time to complete them in our office. The information you provide helps us to understand your condition and health history. Note - Completing our patient forms prior to your appointment will save you 15 minutes! You can find your new patient forms here.
Your consultation is a time for you to discuss the reasons you are seeking chiropractic are. The doctor collects pertinent information from you regarding your health history in addition to your concerns and goals. Dr. Karen Ferguson and staff will educate you about how chiropractic care will help you to achieve your vision of health.
You will receive a complete chiropractic evaluation, performed by our staff. This process includes checking your range of motion, weight distribution, posture, and spinal palpation. All exams will be rendered upon patient consent.
Insight 7000 Surface EMG
The Insight 7000 helps to detect and pinpoint abnormal Nervous System function that is not detectable on X-ray's or MRI's. These disturbances reveal subluxations or spinal imbalances.
The 2 tests used in our office are:
1) SEMG measures muscle activity and the amount of electric current present, which examines the motor system of the body.
2) Thermography measures skin temperature differences in the spine, which measures the autonomic nervous system of the body.
Both tests are non-invasive and safe for infants, children, pregnant women, and adults.
Depending on your specific condition, we may refer you for an x-ray analysis. This is not necessary in all cases.
An x-ray analysis is used to further understand the condition of your spine. In specific cases, It is important to view the structure of your spine through the use of x-ray analysis to check for degeneration. If you are a candidate for x-ray analysis due to your condition, it will further assist your doctor in developing the most beneficial chiropractic care plan for you.
REPORT OF FINDINGS
Once your examination is complete, you will be scheduled for a follow-up visit to review your results. After analyzing your health history, assessing your spine (and x-rays if needed), test results and personal health goals, the doctor will make a recommendation for future care. By the end of the Report of Findings session the following questions will be answered:
1. Can Chiropractic Care help me?
2. Can my problem be corrected or stabilized?
3. How long will it take?
4. What is the suggested frequency of visits recommended by the doctor?
5. When does wellness care begin?
6. What will it cost?
7. Will I need a referral to another healthcare individual?
At the end of the second visit, you can choose to receive your initial Chiropractic adjustment. Your care is very specific to your condition and goals and will benefit you each visit. Typically, Dr. Karen does not adjust on your first visit so that she may review your exams and determine the recommended course of action for your care. Your opinion and comfort are very important to us and because our doctors specialize in several different Chiropractic techniques, they can discuss and implement a style that you are most comfortable with.
Questions and concerns are always welcomed because the education that accompanies the care will help you to understand the importance of what we do and how it benefits your health. Care without education isn't complete! We make sure our patients have both!
Twice monthly we have informational sessions that are called: The Doctor's Report. Offered one Tuesday evening a month and one Saturday morning a month (check calendar), the Doctor's Report brings together new patients to Ferguson Family Chiropractic to continue their education regarding Chiropractic Care. This casual interactive time with our Doctors helps to define what Chiropractic Care can do to help achieve your health potential.