For New Patients
You can save time by printing and completing these new patient forms before you come to your first office visit! You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the forms. Please click here to download the latest version.
Download Adult Forms (219 KB .pdf)
Download Pediatric Forms (193 KB .pdf)
What should I expect on my first visit?
The first office visit takes approximately one hour. Dr. Melissa O'Loughlin begins every first visit by taking a thorough history. She'll ask about your present condition, your past medical history, pertinent family information, and your health goals. The doctor will then perform a comprehensive examination that includes some general medical screens (like taking your blood pressure), an orthopedic exam, and a chiropractic exam. She will palpate (use her hands to feel) your back. Depending upon what results Dr. O'Loughlin finds, she may send you for an x-ray. Not every patient coming to our office receives x-rays, but sometimes they are necessary to best treat you.
At the end of your first visit, Dr. O'Loughlin will tell you if she will be able to help you and how. If you are not in the best place for you, she will let you know and even recommend another practitioner who might be able to help you!
When can I start the treatment?
As soon as you are finished with your first visit, we will schedule your "Report of Findings" and your first treatment. This is the most important visit to our office. This is the visit when the doctor will explain how and why chiropractic works. You will learn how chiropractic cannot only relieve your pain but also improve the quality of your health. Come with questions! This is your time to educate yourself and take control of your health! Your first treatment will immediately follow this Report of Findings.
What makes Dr. O'Loughlin's chiropractic treatments different from other chiropractors?
Dr. O'Loughlin prides herself on the quality relationships she develops with her patients. Each office visit is approximately 15 minutes in length, and the entire time is spent one-on-one with the doctor. How many doctors in town can boast that they spend this much "face time" with their patients? Dr. O'Loughlin knows the importance of feeling like your questions and concerns are heard by the doctor, and she strives to give her patients the time they deserve! Treatments may include any combination of the following: chiropractic adjustments, massage, heat packs, CranioSacral Therapy, Applied Kinesiology. The doctor will choose which therapy to use based on what will provide you with the best and fastest results.