After investing the time we need for the first visit, some patients are concerned that every visit will be that long.
In a word: no. A typical office visit may require just 15-25 minutes.
But don't think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up the condition of your spine and nervous system, adjust you, perform physical therapy & rehabilitation, and get you on your way.
Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Patients learn office procedures and rehabilitation workouts so there is less confusion then during the first couple of visits. If you miss visits you may lose momentum necessary to make the needed changes. As we retrain your muscles and nerves, your spine stabilizes, becoming stronger and lessening the possibility of relapse. We can then more safely extend the time between visits.
We recognize your time is valuable. And we do everything possible to run on time, and minimize the impact on your busy life. Arriving a few minutes early for your appointment helps us do that, and lets you relax for a few moments before your treatment.
For those who want a longer session where we can go even more deeply into our work, I offer a limited number of extended office visits. These can include private consultations on any subject the patient is interested in.
We'll schedule about 25 to 30 minutes for extended sessions. Sound interesting? Please ask!
Typical Office Visit
A typical office visit may or may not use the following equipment but I would like you to know what equipment we use at the office for your information.
Dr. Walton will have a mini consultation with you when he enters the adjusting room. Dr. Walton will get a daily update on your condition so he can properly document your progress.
Dr. Walton wants you to be 100% comfortable with the choices you make regarding your health. We aim to be totally upfront with all of our procedures so you ever have any questions about any of our treatments then please ask us.
Rehabilitation is defined as "The restoration of normal form and function after injury or illness". Webster's defines
Why do we do rehabilitation? Simple, the loss of curve and trauma are the beginning factor for every spinal condition known to medicine. This includes scoliosis, disc herniations, carpal tunnel synderome among all others. If we don't rehab the spinal curves relapses occur in about 60% of our patients. Dr Walton wants you to be comfortable with all of your care so if you have any questions please just ask.