Your First Visit
New Patients: Before Your Visit
Before you see Dr. Symes, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. Please complete a PATIENT APPLICATION. Also, let us know if you were hurt at work or in an auto accident. If so, you’ll need to fill out a WORKMAN COMP or an AUTO ACCIDENT form to bring with you on your first visit. Another option would be to fax the completed, signed forms to (816)761-4005.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Our goal is to help you feel great – functioning at 100%, 100% of the time.
The first visit will take approximately 45 minutes. You will watch a short video explaining what you can expect from a Chiropractor and what he will be looking for. Dr. Symes will then perform a thorough consultation and health history which includes a complete orthopedic, neurologic, chiropractic evaluation, a postural analysis, nerve scan, and, if necessary, spinal x-rays.
Following the exam and consultation, you will schedule a time to come back for a report of findings. All of your exam findings and any x-rays that were taken will be correlated to determine a specific treatment plan for your condition and needs.
2nd Visit-Report of Findings
The second visit is designed to explain what your condition is, your treatment options, what results to expect, the amount of time needed to treat the condition, and your financial options. It is generally suggested that you bring a loved one or a friend to this visit as a second set of eyes and ears to help you in your home care recommendations.
Dr. Symes will explain your findings and recommendations specific to you and your condition, including going over any X-rays to point out significant findings. You will have plenty of time to ask questions regarding our commitment to your health. After the report of findings, your treatment can begin immediately.
X-rays may be required and are considered on an individual basis.
Dr. Symes has been well trained in many different types of manual adjusting (hands-on) techniques, including, Diversified and Gonstead. He is also well-versed in the use of Activator and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.).
Downloadable Patient Forms