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New Patient Center


If you’re visiting with us for the first time, we’d like you to know exactly what to expect. We want to provide you with a great experience and will make sure that you feel welcome and supported every step of the way. Better Life Family Chiropractic is often described as warm, fun, vibrant and family-friendly — we hope you think so, too!

Because we cater to families, you can bring your children in with you; we’ll make sure to keep them busy.  We feature a large play space for kids and provide a private feeding and baby changing area for your comfort and convenience.

Your First Visit

The first visit will take about 45 minutes. As you enter the office, you’ll be warmly greeted by our receptionist, Carlie, who will walk you through your new patient paperwork, answer any questions you may have, and offer you water, coffee, or tea. We’ll then take you on a brief tour of the clinic before meeting with Dr. Chad, who will conduct a thorough assessment, including

  • A consultation, including a detailed health history
  • An orthopedic evaluation
  • A thermal scan (a bilateral spinal temperature measurement to detect inflammation)
  • Surface EMG (a painless measurement of the electrical energy in the spinal muscles)
  • The Pulse Wave Profiler (a heart rate variability test to measure how your body is handling stress
  • X-rays, if necessary (we will refer you to a convenient outside facility)

Your Second Visit

Your second visit will take about 30 minutes. During this visit, Dr. Chad will deliver a report of findings, which is a thorough review of your examination, scan, and x-ray results (if ordered). Customized care options will be discussed, and a plan of action reviewed to help you meet your stated goals, whether it’s to simply get out of pain or pursue a path of wellness.

Once all of your questions are answered to your satisfaction, you’ll be able to start on your recommended treatment plan and receive your first chiropractic adjustment.

Regular Visits

Subsequent visits usually take between 5-10 minutes, depending on the complexity of your case. Adjustments may also include instrument-assisted myofascial release. As Dr. Chad has extensive experience in soft tissue work, he may also incorporate some gentle stretching and massage techniques to assist you in healing quickly.

Ongoing Chiropractic Care

Once we’ve been successful in eliminating your pain and correcting your problem, many of our practice members opt to receive ongoing chiropractic adjustments, referred to as “Wellness Care”. The purpose of this care is to maintain the Better Life you have achieved through chiropractic care and introduce stability. This means coming in to be checked on a regular basis.

Wellness care is your choice. We encourage our practice members to come in as long as they want to continue experiencing the benefits of optimum health. We’re here to help our practice members live a better life. We work hard to gain your trust, and part of that trust is respecting the decisions you make when it comes to your health.

Our office is friendly and accommodating, and children and adults alike appreciate our attention to detail in getting you well. We’d love to partner with you in helping you to feel great. Contact us today!

New Patient Center | (509) 464-0444