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Atlas Specific Reception Desk

NEW PATIENTS

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT

Getting started on your journey to health

(Please remember to fill out your new patient intake forms as thoroughly as possible.)


Step 1 – On your first visit, you'll meet with the doctor, and a detailed health history will be conducted. The goal is to evaluate your specific health challenges.  Learn more about your goals and help determine the ROOT CAUSE of your health challenges.
 

Step 2– A thorough Chiropractic evaluation and neurological diagnostic testing will be performed. This will help to further determine the exact CAUSE of your health challenges. Your evaluation will include but is not limited to: ​

  • Range of motion testing,

  • Muscle strength testing

  • Manual muscle testing,

  • Static and motion palpation

  • Orthopedic testing

  • Basic neurological testing

  • Postural analysis

  • Infrared thermography of the brainstem to evaluate brainstem function

Step 3 – The doctor will take your Upper Cervical Specific X-rays. At this time, they will also advise you if any additional Full Spine Chiropractic X-rays or additional tests are required.

Please watch the following videos prior to your first visit

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR SECOND VISIT

Step 4 – When you arrive, the doctor will review with you a full report of findings to discuss the ROOT CAUSE of your current health challenges. This discussion will include a detailed discussion about your X-rays.

Step 5 – Once your findings review is complete, you'll receive your 1st adjustment.

Step 6 – After your adjustment, you'll be sent to relax for 15 – 20 minutes in a zero-gravity recliner in our resting room. This allows your adjustment to integrate and hold correctly.

Step 7 – After reviewing your case, and assessing how you have responded to your 1st adjustment, the Doctor will determine if you are a candidate for Chiropractic care. A thorough explanation of the doctor’s recommended care plan will be discussed, including financial options.

Step 8 – Your journey towards a clear and connected nerve system begins!

Please watch the following videos prior to your second visit

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR THIRD VISIT

Step 9 – When you arrive, the doctor will discuss how you have been feeling and how your body has reacted to its first adjustment. A scan will be performed to see how the adjustment has held, as well as if you need another adjustment. 

Step 10– Once your review is complete, you'll receive your 2nd adjustment.

Step 11 – After your adjustment, you'll be sent to relax for 15 – 20 minutes in a zero-gravity recliner in our resting room. This allows your adjustment to integrate and hold correctly.

Step 12 – The doctor will assess how you have responded to your 2nd adjustment. 

Please watch the following videos prior to your third visit

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BJ Palmer

The Truth:

Wise Words from the Developer of Chiropractic

“We Chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells, and stirs them into life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

 

In the dim, dark, distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its form until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit into itself again. And yet you ask? Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu??

 

Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?”

 ~ B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph. C.

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After only 2+ months at Atlas Specific, I no longer have lower back pain, my posture has improved, and my overall energy flow has increased.

 

I feel like my body is finally running on all cylinders.

 

I love the positive energy you feel when you enter their space…truly medicinal. Thank you, Dr. Dugas and Melissa!

Patti F.

Upper Cervical Patient

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