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My First Visit

Welcome to Deutsch Chiropractic. When you arrive, you'll be welcomed by a member of our caring staff. Make yourself at home! Your first visit gives us an opportunity to get to know you and gather information about your health, as well as find out if chiropractic care can help you. We do this in a couple of steps detailed below.

New patient form

Patient Forms

We start by asking you to complete patient forms so we have your patient history and information on your condition. For you convenience you can access the forms online. All you have to do is click the link in the purple box to the right that says “Patient Form.” Then just print the form, fill it out and bring it with you. Of course, if you prefer, you can also complete the forms in our comfortable reception area. If family is coming along with you, they will be able to enjoy complimentary refreshments or coffee while they wait -- and children are always welcome to play with the toys we have in our Kids Corner.

Physical Exams


After we thoroughly discuss the information you provide us, we’ll begin a detailed physical exam to figure out the cause of your pain. We’ll push on different tissues and different bones, look at your posture and mobility, assess what’s stiff, what’s strong, and what’s weak, and we’ll perform a complete nerve assessment to understand if or where pinched nerves might be contributing to your problem. The examination allows us to determine which structures are causing your pain, and ultimately to arrive at a tissue specific diagnosis.

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We will only take x-rays if your condition warrants it. In some cases, x-rays help us determine the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Many people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close.

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Report of Findings

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

  • How can you help me?
  • How often do I need to come in?
  • What will my treatment cost?

At Deutsch chiropractic clinic, you will receive expert advice and gentle state-of-the-art treatment. You should expect no less!

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Treatment Plan

At the conclusion of the initial appointment we’ll discuss a treatment plan that will be ideal for you based on your problems and your individual goals. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, physical therapy, ultrasound, soft tissue therapy or any of the other therapeutic services we provide. Your Treatment Plan is unique to you based on your diagnosis, pain severity, pain duration and your personal goals. An example of a personal goal is “to be able to lift my grandchildren with no back pain.” Sometimes personal goals can be accomplished in as little as a few treatments, other times a few weeks or more are required. In general, the more severe the pain or the longer it’s been bothering you, the more stubborn it is to manage. Overall, about 80% of people are 80% better within 2-4 weeks.

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At Deutsch our focus is not just on reducing your pain – it’s on making you well. We believe in treating the whole person, so our therapeutic program may include nutrition and exercise as well. The purpose of our wellness program is for you is to achieve a healthy spine in addition to being healthy all over!

It’s your life – together with our chiropractors at the Deutsch chiropractic, we’ll make sure you live it in health!

The first day’s visit lasts about an hour, including treatment.  Typical future visits run between 20 - 30 minutes from the time you check in to the time you leave.  We pride ourselves on staying on schedule!

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New Patient Form

If you are a new patient at Deutsch Chiropractic, completion of the patient information and health questionnaire forms (below) will allow us to get you right in to see the doctor without any waiting. Simply print and complete the forms and bring them with you.

Patient Form