Become a Patient
If chiropractic sounds like an option for you, we welcome you to become a patient in our office. You do not need a referral from your medical doctor to be seen in our office. Call us at 603.532.5629 to schedule your appointment today. We can usually see you within 24-48 hours.
Your appointment time leaves room for you to complete your new patient paperwork, however, your paperwork can be emailed to you upon request.
On Your First Visit
When you arrive for your appointment, you will fill out some new patient forms, in which you will describe your present health concerns, your past health history, and your treatment goals. You will then meet with Dr. Josh. He will review the forms and discuss your concerns with you. An examination will be performed to evaluate the nature of your condition. Dr. Josh will report his findings to you and will discuss the treatment he feels would best address your condition. If additional testing or care is necessary, such as x-rays or specialty care, he will discuss that with you as well and make the appropriate recommendations. At this point, if you are accepted as a patient, you will receive your first chiropractic adjustment, and begin your journey to better health.
Dr. Josh uses a combination of low-force techniques, including Thompson Drop Table maneuvers and instrument adjusting when treating his patients, depending on their age and condition. Each individual has unique issues and concerns, so the treatment is individual — what one person experiences here, another may not. Dr. Josh may also incorporate adjunctive therapies depending on your condition, which could include the use of heat, ice, cold laser therapy, trigger point work, and/or gentle muscle stretching. You may also be taught some stretches and exercises that you can do at home, to help maintain alignment and stretch tight muscles.
Three Types of Care
There are three different types of care available in this office:
- Intensive Care: The goal of this stage is to reduce/relieve your pain and other symptoms. It may last for a couple of weeks, depending on the nature of your problem. In this phase of care, nervous system dysfunction, ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons, and other tissues are in the early stages of healing.
- Rehabilitative Care: More complete healing can occur when injured and damaged tissues have been stabilized, and proper motion is being restored. Without complete healing, discontinuing care during this phase can set the stage for a relapse.
- Wellness Care: With your pain and symptoms resolved, the objective is to keep you feeling at your optimum, so that your body may effectively manage the stresses that it encounters and avoid further injury and dysfunction. Choosing this type of care can save you time and money by helping to prevent small problems from becoming major health concerns or serious injuries.
Most people begin chiropractic care with pain relief as the primary goal, and may also choose to participate in a course of care for rehabilitation. For others, wellness care is an important part of staying healthy and maintaining the results achieved. Regardless of the care you seek, it is our hope that together we can identify your needs and provide care that is appropriate for you.