What to Expect
When you come to Functional Health, you’ll experience a very open, friendly and relaxed environment. At our practice we use open bay adjusting and we’ll explain what that is and why we do it when we see you. We’re always looking for new ways to help people!
A Dedicated Team
Our friendly team members will make you feel right at home. Our chiropractic assistant Dani will greet you at the front desk with a big smile! She ensures that everyone can get their appointments scheduled in a timely fashion. Our tech chiropractic assistant Nicole helps assist Dr. Nicholas with examinations, patient questions, re-exams, X-rays and marketing.
Your First Visit
After completing paperwork in the office or online, we’ll have you read a brochure, and then we’ll give you an office tour. Next, the following will take place:
- You’ll watch a short video.
- We’ll look over your paperwork and figure out what’s going on with your health.
- We’ll do a consult and screening to determine if chiropractic can help. If not, Dr. Nicholas will let you know at that time and there will be no charge.
- If we see there’s a high probability you have subluxations we will go forward with other exam tests. These include a Surface Electromyography (SEMG), a range of motion and X-rays if needed.
- We will schedule your new patient report visit where Dr. Nicholas will explain what he found and make recommendations.
The Second Visit
At this visit, we want to make sure you don’t have any unanswered questions. Dr. Nicholas will tell you what he found and if we can help you, how long it’s going to take to help you, how much it’s going to cost, and how often you will have to be here. We always want to get the spouse or significant other involved at that point because you need that support at home.
Regular visits are usually very quick with the average adjustment taking between 3-5 minutes. We will work to accommodate your busy schedule so you can get back to your day. We make sure the process is very smooth and easy.
Some people wonder if they’ll have to come for the rest of their life? A lot of people go to the dentist regularly and brush their teeth regularly. That choice is always up to you. You could stop brushing your teeth tomorrow. Would there be consequences to that? Absolutely.
Once people understand the value of chiropractic, most of the time they will want to continue. It’s always up to patients. A lot of people will become lifetime chiropractic patients because of that value. Dr. Nicholas gets adjusted at least once a week just to make sure his nervous system is functioning properly so he can better serve the people in his community.
Approach to Education
We have weekly spinal workshops or health workshops on Tuesday nights. Those are always free and open to the community. This is a great way for you to meet Dr. Nicholas and find out if chiropractic may be right for you.
Dr. Nicholas also does workshops in local businesses. Topics could be about stress, ergonomics, or whatever the company wants to do. He also educates local businesses about how to keep their employees healthy.
“We want to get people to understand the correlation between the nerve system and their spine and their health overall,” says Dr. Nicholas. We are most excited about the vision we have for the future and how much of an impact we’re going to make in the next month and years. We want to help to revitalize a lot of people’s lives.