From the first time you enter the Creekside Chiropractic & Performance Center, you will be greeted with a warm welcome! Unlike many of the large corporate healthcare organizations, at Creekside you will be always be treated like a member of the family.
Your visit to Creekside will start with filling out the appropriate new patient forms. These can also be filled out before your visit to save time during your appointment by clicking the link ONLINE FORMS.
Once the initial paperwork is complete, one of our team members will give you a tour of our state of the art, chiropractic and rehabilitation facility. The tour will end in a comfortable treatment room where one of the "Best of Sheboygan" Chiropractors will welcome you by name.
After introductions are made, the doctor will take as much time as necessary to really listen to your concerns and determine if you are in the right place. We will review your medical history, including how your injury occurred, what makes it better, what makes it worse, and other questions of that nature. After an initial consultation, if your condition sounds like one that may be helped by treatment at our office, a thorough physical examination is the next step. During this physical examination, you can expect to have your vitals checked, range of motion measured, and any orthopedic or neurological tests that are appropriate to identify the underlying cause of your condition. Our office does not typically recommend x-rays for the majority of our patients. Current best practice guidelines do not support the use of imaging for patients with acute low back pain less than 6 weeks in the absence of red flags. If imaging such as, x-ray or MRI, are indicated by your examination, we will order these tests at the local medical facility of your choice.
At the conclusion of your physical examination you can expect to receive a detailed explanation of your condition, including different treatment options available. If your condition is one that is not likely to respond to care at our office, we will refer you to the most appropriate specialist and assist with coordination of care.
In the absence of red flags or the need for special tests to be ordered, care is most often rendered on the same day as the initial visit. As most patients are in pain when they enter our office, we want to get them feeling better ASAP!
Your doctor's treatment recommendations will include a specific frequency and duration of care, including goals to be achieved within this time frame. Treatment recommendations most typically include a combination of hands on manual care (chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue therapy or Active Release Technique, IASTM, etc.) and active care (directly supervised stretching and exercise instruction). We find that most muscuolskeletal conditions respond well to a combination of mobilizing areas that are too tight and strengthening areas that are too weak.
At the end of your initial treatment recommendation, there will be a re-examination to determine response to care. If your condition has resolved, you will be discharged from care. If your condition is improved but still present, a second dose of care may be recommended. If your condition has not responded, we will determine if additional testing needs to be performed, a different treatment offered, or referral for a second opinion.
We are confident that you will leave our office knowing that you had the best evaluation and care possible!