ADDRESS

9 Frontier Circle
Chico, CA 95973

PHONE

530-899-8500

Your First Visit

Patient Intake

formsUpon entering our office, our receptionist will  welcome you as a member of our family.  We will request that you complete the  patient forms you will be given. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.

To help expidite the process new patients are encouraged to print and fill out the NewPatient Information Form. It can be found by clicking here.  You can edit it online and send it straight to your printer. Please remember to sign the front and place an “X” on the diagram on the back where you are hurting.


Consultation

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


Examination

examinationAfter your consultation, Dr. Joyce 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

x-raysDepending 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

reportOnce the information is collected  and examinations are performed, Dr. Joyce will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1. How can you help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. What  will  my treatment  cost?
After reviewing your health history,  goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Joyce will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.   Dr. Joyce  will  provide the best  treatment and  wellness program for your needs.


Treatment

treatmentAt the conclusion of this initial  appointment, you can choose to  experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage.  Treatment is interactive, so  you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment  anytime.


Wellness Program

wellnessPrior 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.