New to Chiropractic? This short video will explain what to expect:
What to Expect at your Initial Appointment:
You should plan for your initial appointment to last about an hour and a half. Please arrive 15 minutes early to welcome you and make sure we have all of your required paperwork.
When you first arrive at our office you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. If you have not already done so you, will be asked to fill out one of our New Practice Member forms based on your age: 18 years or older, 13-17 years old, Pediatric 3 months to 2 years old, Pediatric 3-5 years old, Pediatric 6-12 years old, or Newborn to 2 months old.
Here at Calhoun Chiropractic, we refer to you as practice members as you are more than a patient here — you are a part of our family.
The New Practice Member Paperwork can be downloaded with the links above, and it includes information that will allow us to get a clear picture of your current state of health. This will help guide us in providing you with the highest quality care moving forward. At our office we are focused on finding the cause of your health problems not merely treating the symptoms.
Next, you will be approached by one of our highly trained chiropractic assistants who will take you into the assessment room. You will be asked to change into a gown, so that Dr. Calhoun, D.C. or Dr. Sparaccio, D.C. has access to your spine to perform the nervous system scans.
The scans consist of two parts: the thermal (skin temperature) and the surface EMG (muscles). The scans are noninvasive and take about 10 minutes to complete. After performing the scans, Dr. Calhoun, D.C. or Dr. Sparaccio, D.C. will measure your range of motion, grip strength, and weight distribution. They will assess your posture, joints, and perform tests to determine how well your body is functioning.
Dr. Calhoun, D.C. or Dr. Sparaccio, D.C. will then take full spine xrays, and determine a personalized plan for how often you are to come in for adjustments.
If they are to perform your first chiropractic adjustment, it will happen at the end of your visit.
Total costs of the moderate exam and full spine x-rays will come to $210 if you sign up for Preferred Chiropractic Doctor*, which is a program we provide to help keep costs low.
*information given to you at your initial appointment
Report of Findings Follow Up Appointment:
You should plan on this appointment taking about an hour.
During your second visit, Dr. Calhoun, D.C. or Dr. Sparaccio, D.C. will sit down with you and go through all your results from the first visit. They will explain what chiropractic is, how chiropractic can help you, the best recommendations, and answer any questions you may have. You will then have your first adjustment!
We recommend that you bring a spouse, partner, or family member with you as there will be a lot of information to take in!
In order to objectively determine your progress, we perform assessment on our practice members every 12 visits. This includes 3 scans: heart rate variability, thermal and surface EMG.
This second visit will cost $75 ($35 for Report of Findings, $40 for an adjustment) if you sign up for Preferred Chiropractic Doctor, which is a program we provide to help keep costs low.
Regular Adjustment Visits:
After your initial appointments (New Practice Member appointment, and Report of Findings appointment), Dr. Calhoun, D.C. or Dr. Sparaccio, D.C. will determine the frequency you will need to come in for adjustments to achieve maximal benefits.
Adjustments are scheduled every 15 minutes, and only take about five minutes!