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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 New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. Download and print forms.
Dr. Goff needs to know more about you than you know about yourself and that starts with the consultation. You will have a consultation with Dr. Nelson Goff to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Nelson Goff to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Nelson Goff will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Dr. Goff will examine you thoroughly. He will use chiropractic, neurological, and orthopedic tests. His goal is to know more about you than you know about yourself. 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. Dr. Goff only takes x-rays if it is necessary. If it is necessary to make an image of your spine or extremity, then Dr. Goff wants to see, rather than guess, what is actually taking place. He takes his own x-rays on site and uses the most current DIGITAL equipment available.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Nelson Goff 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?
Generally, Dr. Goff likes to review everything first, Consultation, Examination, any previous information about your condition that you might have brought to your first visit, and the x-rays that were taken (if x-rays were taken of your spine or extremity). Because it can take him up to an hour to analyse this information, Dr Goff sets aside special "one on one time" to review the most important details of your condition with you (and your spouse if you choose) on your next visit. This visit is called "The Report of Findings" and Dr. Goff willexplain everything clearly using day to day language that makes it easy to understand: what condition your spine is in, what can and can not be expected with chiropractic care, how long it will take, and what it will cost. Together, you and Dr. Goff will determine the best course of care to meet your health goals. (If you are in serious pain, this may happen in an abbreviated state on the first day and then more thoroughly on your following visit.)
At 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.
In 1986, Dr. Goff received his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Palmer Collage of Chiropractic (the oldest and largest chiropractic collage in the world). In 1991, (after a year of postgraduate study) he passed his board exam to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (C.C.S.P.). In 1992, Dr. Goff (after three years of postgraduate study) passed the board exam to become a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology (D.A.C.A.N.) He is also an Advance Proficiency rated Activator Methods chiropractor. Dr. Goff brings the skill of 28 years of practice and his post graduate education to every visit so you can get the best chiropractic care possible. Our first goal is to get you out of pain as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.
Prior to leaving, Dr. Goff 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.