First Visit

New Patient Paperwork is paperlessÖ.

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms electronically via tablet in the lobby. This information provides us with your health history and information on your condition.


Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Elliott to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Elliott to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


After your consultation, Dr.Elliott will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.

X-Ray Studies

Total Wellness Group only requests X-rays on an as-needed basis. The examination will determine whether X-rays are truly needed. At Total Wellness Group, we donít believe in exposing our patients to unnecessary radiation.

Report of Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Elliott will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What will my treatment cost?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. The doctors and staff of Total Wellness Group will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


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.

Brief Paperwork
Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out or you can download them now and bring them filled out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.