What to expect on your first visit to Oaktree
AT OAKTREE HEALTH, we do things a bit differently than some other wellness clinics. Our focus is to correct the root cause of the problem. As such, we perform a detailed initial examination to help understand your current health issues, areas of concern and to devise a unique plan for your care and healing. To help better explain our process, here is what you can expect from your first and subsequent visits to Oaktree.
Your First Visit
Your very first visit to our clinic will be a discovery process to determine the source of your health concerns. When you enter the office, you will be greeted by our personable staff and complete a detailed health history with one of our exam specialists.
You will then experience a thorough examination. This exam will determine if you have any imbalances or malfunction and therefore how your nervous system could be detrimentally affected, your organ function impaired and the body’s ability to heal itself impeded. If any further imaging studies are necessary, they will be performed at this time.
To help speed up the process prior to your first visit, visit our forms page to download the respective form and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Your Second Visit
After the examination, and if your doctor determines you are a good candidate for corrective chiropractic or acupuncture care, they will then arrange for your next visit, which is your Report of Findings.
At the Report of Findings, you will get a detailed overview of how corrective chiropractic or acupuncture care works, as well as the evidence supporting the specialized work that we do. This takes place in a small group setting with other new patients. Your results will be reviewed privately with you, as well as recommendations for your specific case.
Once you have begun chiropractic care, a typical visit to our office only takes a few minutes.
A typical visit for acupuncture care takes approximately 30 minutes.
While these visits may sound brief, the adjustment or acupuncture treatment you receive is what allows your body to begin the healing process!
Relief Care vs. Wellness Care
Our approach is simple. We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions. And while we generally meet people after they’ve lost their health, our commitment is two-fold:
Many people seek care in our practice with one goal: relief. So that’s where we start! During this initial stage of intensive care, we have several obligations:
- To uncover the underlying cause of your health problem
- To suggest a care plan to produce the fastest results possible
- To offer ways patients can participate in their recovery
- To explain the value of post-symptomatic wellness care
We support and encourage our patients to achieve the highest levels of health they can. Through educational opportunities, we hope to communicate the value of ongoing chiropractic and acupuncture care.
Our desire is to see our patients abandon the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favour of the emerging wellness model!
You’re in Charge!
Regardless of your health goals, please understand that we see ourselves as mere servants. You’re the boss! It’s your body, your health and your future. Our job is to offer you the finest care possible, and it’s up to you to decide how much you want it!