Your First Visit

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our new patient forms. This paperwork provides us the necessary information to get you started as a patient.


Doctor with patient xray

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. James Frandanisa to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Frandanisa to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


After your consultation, Dr. Frandanisa will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.

X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Frandanisa will recommend the necessary X-rays to help him develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert him of any other possible concerns regarding your health. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.

Report of Findings

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Frandanisa will discuss his treatment recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Frandanisa will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. At this time, he can also answer any questions, such as:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What will my treatment cost?

Doctor examining spine


At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This will likely include a spinal adjustment. It may also include physical therapy, depending on your injuries and complaints. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Dr. Frandanisa utilizes different techniques to meet the needs of his patients.

Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches.

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