Your First Visit
Filling out paperwork, learning new faces, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience. That’s why at Gilbert Physical Medicine our aim is to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our doctors.
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the Secure Intake section. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with a caring member of our team to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how our care can meet your goals.
After your consultation,we will perform a complete examination testing your reflexes, nerves, muscles, joints, and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, imaging, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. 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
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, one of our doctors will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, we will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can experience your first treatment. This may include muscle stimulation, cold laser treatment, spinal adjustments, muscle or joint injection, physiotherapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
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. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
Gilbert Physical Medicine
Address: 725 W Elliot Road Suite 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233
Monday-Thursday: 9:00-12:30 & 3:00-6:30
We are CLOSED Saturday and Sunday.