Boynton Beach Chiropractor
What Can I Expect During My First Visit with Dr. David R. Mote?
Each chiropractor's office processes will vary. Upon entering Dr. Mote's office, you can expect to be greeted by a friendly, professional and courteous staff. You will be requested to complete a full medical history questionnaire, which will provide us with any general information about you and you condition. Providing diagnostic studies(MRI's, Cat Scans, X-ray reports), medical records from other treating physicians to your initial visit with Dr. Mote is extremely helpful in providing important information to manage your condition.
You will then consult with Dr. Mote. This consultation consists of Dr. Mote reviewing the medical records provided, review of your medical history, and your opportunity to express your health concerns and expectations. It's also your opportunity to ask any questions you may have pertaining to you and your condition, and for Dr. Mote to express his role in your health care and discuss different treatment options.
A thorough examination will then be performed which will include physical examination, orthopedic testing, reflex and sensory assessments, muscle testing, and chiropractic evaluation. In some cases, X-rays, or more advanced diagnostic studies such as MRI, CT scan, bone scan, nerve conductions studies(NCV) and electromyoagraphy(EMG) may be necessary to help determine an exact diagnosis. Records provided by the patient and requested from other treating physicians will be reviewed by Dr. Mote.
Dr. Mote will then discuss your diagnoses, thoroughly go over the results of his examination and treatment plan and options with you. If Dr. Mote believes he can help you, he will prescribe a treatment plan specific to your condition. In some circumstances, Dr. Mote may refer you to another type of provider if he doesn't feel chiropractic care is the best fit for you.
Patients will be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of their appointment. This may include but not limited to a gentle chiropractic treatment, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, ice or heat, traction, soft tissue massage, and rehabilitative services.
In some cases, in addition to his care, a referral to another healthcare specialist, such as orthopedist, neurosurgeon, neurologist, podiatrist, internist etc. may be considered.