Your First Visit
Your First Visit at Our Boulder Chiropractic Offices - Becoming a practice member
How does one become a practice member of Network family wellness center?
Our comprehensive intake exam will give us a very clear picture of your health and allow us to develop the most successful approach for you to get the results you want and need.
When considering working with our Boulder chiropractic offices at network family wellness center it's important to understand that we do not work with everyone.
Not everyone who calls our office becomes our patients—you have to be qualified by one of our doctors to receive care in our office…meaning you must have the criteria necessary for care at our Boulder chiropractic office.
The steps involved in becoming a patient are:
Step 1. Call to Schedule a consultation
Day 1. Comprehensive Intake Assessment
Day 2. Review your results and your individualized course to reach your wellness goals
Call our office today at 303-998-1000. Our staff will ask you questions to see if you qualify for care in our Boulder chiropractic offices.. Due to the unique and comprehensive nature in the way our team of doctors work together, not everyone who contacts our office is a good candidate. If it's determined that you are a good candidate for our care, you'll proceed to our comprehensive intake Assessment
Day 1: Comprehensive Assessment
Our Boulder chiropractic services intally include Our Comprehensive Intake Assessment as one aspect of what sets us apart from other offices (see Our Purpose for more information). The exam and initial 2 visits assist us to further our knowledge of your brain-body connection to see if in fact we can help you.We start with a complete, whole spine evaluation to discover how your body's inner workings can be affecting your health and why.
After an in depth interview, where we discuss and review your body systems, we perform a comprehensive spinal assessment including spinal, physical, postural and of course neurological evaluations. It is important to have knowledge of all your body systems and how they are working with each other. Only then can we begin to get a complete picture of your overall health and brain-body connection.
Have you been told by your doctor that nothing seems to be wrong?
This is a common complaint we get... "If nothing is wrong then why am I in pain?" or "They couldn't find anything wrong but I still have this symptom." We understand the doctors may not have found the challenges related to your nervous system.
There is a chance you could have a functional abnormality in your nervous system. This is essentially an operating system gone wrong. It typically does not show up on a conventional neurology examination, MRI, CT, etc. due to its subtlety. We employ certain evaluation techniques, which allow us to "see" the problem more clearly as it exists…functionally.
Adverse mechanical spinal cord and neurological tension testing is part of our Boulder chiropractic assessment. This is used to help us find neurologically based muscle, nerve and bone tension patterns and how they relate to your presenting state such as back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, various pain syndromes, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, headaches, brain injury, and much more.
Some of the evaluation techniques we utilize are:
- Surface electromyography
- Computerized Thermography
- Weight balance distribution
- Moving postural study
- Heart Rate Variability
- Facilitaitive pattern palpation
- Motion palpation
- Flexion and lateral flexion adverse cord and connective tissue assessment
These procedures help us to evaluate your autonomic nervous system, which is how your body responds to stress. The evaluation also takes into consideration past medical testing and diagnosis. It is important to see what has been done and compare it to where you are today.
As you can see, the Comprehensive Intake Exam is just that—comprehensive! Expect this appointment to take up to 1 hour. Depending on your presenting condition, we may recommend additional testing, for further investigation into your condition, after your examination is complete as part of our thorough Boulder chiropractic services.
Day 2. Review your results and your Individualized care plan
After your Comprehensive Assessment, we'll gather the information you've given us with your results to create a personalized course of care.
If the doctor finds any loss of spinal health , which is causing concerns that you know about or don't' know about, you will be asked to schedule a special follow-up appointment to review your results with Dr. Knowles, D.C.
- The current state of your spinal health.
- How it's affecting your overall health right now.
- What the initial requirements are for being accepted as a patient.
- Fees in your individual case.
For those reasons it is highly recommended to have your spouse or significant other with you to review your results and help support you in your decision-making and to reach your health care goals as part of our Boulder Chiropractic services.
After reviewing your case, the doctor will let you know if you're a candidate for care and share a thorough explanation of care recommendations and the action steps you need to take to obtain the results you desire.
This plan may include additional follow-up testing. We'll provide a review of your results, lay out our proposed care plan and work with you to review your care and financial options.
We truly are a category of one in that we are one of the very rare places in the world that actually looks at all aspects of your spinal health. Our approach is not "hocus pocus" we provide evidenced based results you can measure, and experience.
Congratulations on taking the first steps to creating true wellness from within.
Remember your health outcomes are based on your health choices! Choose our Boulder chiropractic services to help you reach your goals!