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Consultation
You will be greeted and welcomed to our office by our warm, friendly, smiling staff! You will then be introduced to Dr. Shefts where he will provide a consultation to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and symptoms you are experiencing.

History and Examination
In order to determine the actual cause of your symptoms, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of painless and non-invasive specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent. This will probably be the most thorough exam you will ever receive! (you will remain fully clothed at all times)

X-ray Studies
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete Report of Findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.

That's it! Your first appointment is done!

Now Dr. Shefts will carefully review your x-rays and all information from your examination and consultation.

Report of Findings
After carefully reviewing your history, examination, and x-rays, Dr. Shefts will explain his findings and if he accepts you as a patient he will present the best recommendations for care. Patients will be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

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, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.