Your First Visit
Your First Visit: What To Expect
Like most patients, you might get nervous about a first visit to the doc. Rest assured–you are in good hands with Dr. Bert and the Knoxville Spine and Sports team. For 15 years, Dr. Bert has practiced as a chiropractic sports physician, with a goal of diagnosing and treating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Our team genuinely cares about your health and well-being. Our aim is to find the root cause of your problem and make a plan to address that root cause. This might involve working to heal an injury, providing pain relief, increasing range of motion, or a combination of all of those.
At Knoxville Spine and Sports our welcoming and courteous staff will make your first visit relaxing and rewarding. Dr. Bert will design a unique plan built just for you that addresses your specific issues. We pride ourselves on providing a wellness solution specifically suited to your individual needs. There is no “Cookie Cutter” approach in our facility and this is NOT a “Mill”. We have a team approach and you will be seen by the very best East Tennessee has to offer.
You can expect the first visit to last about 45 minutes to an hour, and it will involve the following:
History and Symptoms
You will begin by filling out questionnaires about your current condition and symptoms, which will help us have a better understanding of what we need to address. For example, if you are experiencing pain, we want to know where it is located, when and how it started, and we want you to describe the pain as well. We’ll get info on your prior injuries and pre-existing conditions, and a list of your current doctors and their prescribed treatments will also be helpful. We will obtain pulse and blood pressure during this potion of the visit.
The Chiropractic Exam
First, Dr. Bert will offer you a general explanation about how chiropractic care works. He’ll talk about how chiropractic can improve range of motion, soft tissue challenges, flexibility and much more. After the explanation, he will perform the general exam, which involves non-invasive orthopedic and neurological tests to assess muscle tone and strength, range of motion, and neurological function. If you have a specific injury, Dr. Bert might perform further tests.
Dr. Bert might need other diagnostic tests for an accurate diagnosis. While these tests are not always necessary, X-rays, MRI or other lab tests might be helpful. We will help with referrals and setting appointments if necessary to make sure you get the best care possible.
Call today and schedule your first appointment. We specialize in delivering quality chiropractic care for our Knoxville-area patients, and we want you to be our newest one!
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Knoxville chiropractor, call (865) 337-5574 today!