What to Expect in the Office

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with specific information about yourself and your condition.


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

History and Examination

In order to determine the cause of your presenting problem, Dr. Eckman will ask you various questions. 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.

Schedule Your Follow-up Visit

A convenient time will be given for your next visit with Dr. Eckman. The doctor prefers to see patients 1-2 days after their first visit to present the Report of Findings and begin treatment.

Report of Findings and First Treatment

Once Dr. Eckman has reviewed the results of your exam, accepted you as a patient and designed your treatment plan, treatment will begin. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments and 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.