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Your First Visit

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Patient Forms

Upon entering the office, you will be greeted by Dr. Terry herself! She will ask you to complete the New Patient Forms, if you haven't already done so. This paperwork provides Dr. Terry your health history and information on your condition. The forms can be
downloaded and completed in advance if you would like to save time in the office. Download the forms in the New Patient Center


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Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Satwinder Dhanjal-Garcha to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Satwinder Dhanjal-Garcha to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


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Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Satwinder Dhanjal-Garcha will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.


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X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Terry may take X-rays as well. X-rays help her develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert her of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.


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Report of Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Satwinder Dhanjal-Garcha 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. Satwinder Dhanjal-Garcha will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Satwinder Dhanjal-Garcha will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


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Treatment

At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.


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Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, Dr. Terry 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 Dr. Terry's wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.