Your First Visit to Our Santa Maria Practice
New patients often remark how calm and relaxing our office is. That’s good, because our goal is to offer state-of-the-art chiropractic care in a comfortable surrounding.
Make Yourself at Home
You’ll find plenty of convenient parking and a well-lit parking lot. You’ll be greeted by name when you enter our office and given a short tour to get you acquainted with our facilities.
If you’ve already completed your admitting paperwork, great! If not, after doing so you’ll meet Dr. Matthew Egbert.
We Take Time to Discover the Cause
The purpose of your consultation with the doctor is to discuss your health concerns and goals and see if chiropractic is likely to help you. If it looks promising, a thorough examination will help identify the true cause of your problem. Since our whole body works together as one, many conditions have hidden effects at distant sites in the body as well. We’ll check those areas too to make sure we are not leaving out essential parts of your care.
We have learned that a patient who understands their condition and what is required to fix it is better able to heal and avoid future episodes. So, teaching you about your condition and explaining what needs to be done to correct it is a priority for Dr. Egbert. We want you to feel confident that you have made the right choice for your health care. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or voice concerns.
Once we have completed the examination and correlated it with your health history we are ready to make recommendations designed to help you get and keep your health. We call this the Report of Findings.
Next we are ready to start with treatment to get you feeling better right away. Your individual treatment plan will vary with your specific needs. Most people report considerable relief before they have even left our office.
Our friendly staff will then help you schedule your necessary additional visits according to your treatment plan. This initial visit lasts about an hour for most people.