New Patients

Your First Visit


On your first visit you will be asked to arrive at our office about 15 minutes before you are seen by one of the Chiropractors.

You will be welcomed to our office by the warm smiles of our Chiropractic Assistants and asked to fill out our brief forms which will help us gain some information about yourself and your condition.

Dr. Richard Cronk, Dr. Sandra Jensen, Dr. Joshua West or Dr. Sarah Shepherd will then go through a clinical history with you to determine the cause of your condition and if chiropractic care may be of benefit. After the history is taken an examination will be performed to further gather information about your condition. Your written consent will be obtained before an examination or treatment takes place.




After a thorough consultation with one of the Doctors, you will have a complete chiropractic examination. The examination will include some or all of the following: spinal palpation and observation, testing your range of motion, your reflexes, your muscle strength, your ability to bend and move as well as other standard orthopedic, postural, neurologic and physical examinations that we feel are necessary.





Dr. Richard Cronk, Dr. Sandra Jensen, Dr. Joshua West and Dr. Sarah Shepherd are fully qualified to take and read x-rays. Your history and examination will determine the need for x-rays and we will consider them on a case by case basis. Discovery Chiropractic has in-office state of the art digital x-ray.



Report of Finding:

Once all the information has been gathered and examinations have been performed, the Chiropractor will sit down with you to give you a report of findings. This is where we discuss what we feel is the cause of your condition, how long we feel it may take you to recover, your treatment plan and your prognosis.




Usually you will receive your first treatment on the initial visit. Dr. Richard Cronk, Dr. Sandra Jensen, Dr. Joshua West or Dr. Sarah Shepherd will discuss with you the appropriate type of care for your individual need and anatomical make up. Treatments may include manual adjustments, instrument adjustments, stretching and mobilization, low level laser therapy and several soft tissue techniques aimed at reducing muscular tightness. At Discovery Chiropractic we believe in evidence based health care and we will use the most up-to-date information to treat your condition.

Before you arrive


If you have time before you come to the office, please print out and fill in the New Patient Form and bring it with you on your first visit.