Your Initial Visit, Consultation and Examination
For your first visit, please plan on arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to fill out some brief paperwork. This will provide us with some of the necessary general information regarding you and your health history.
We will first ask you a series of detailed questions to learn the history of your injury or complaint, which allows us to determine the best diagnostic examinations to proceed with for your case.
The examination will consist of a basic physical examination, as well as a progression of Neurological, Orthopedic, and Functional tests. Further diagnostic testing such as X-rays, MRI’s, Nerve Conduction Test, blood tests, etc. may be indicated depending on the results of the examinations, and the information collected. Together, these procedures help us to determine the nature and severity of your condition (the diagnosis), as well as the best course of treatment for your case.
Treatment usually begins with your first visit, because I know what it is like to be in pain.
After all diagnostic work has been completed; treatments may include the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures and modalities listed under our Services & Treatments. Through the course of treatment, Dr. Danieley will help you recognize and correct the problems that produced your injury in the first place.
Since we focus on an active approach to your Health Care, we’ll also provide you with instructions for your Home Care. This may include education and training regarding proper use of heat or ice, ergonomics and body mechanics; activities for modification, exercise, stretches or other information that will help you reach your goals faster and more efficiently.
Follow up Visits
The frequency of your follow up visits will be determined by the severity of your condition, as well as your own progression of recovery, which we monitor with each visit and adapt as indicated. Although each individual can differ, your very first follow up visit will generally be scheduled within a day or two of your initial patient examination. All treatment and therapy details, expected length of treatment, the cost involved, and other related matters regarding your treatment that may not have been covered at your initial visit with us will be discussed. Follow up visits should also be used as another opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have regarding your condition, exam findings and/or your care.