WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
First, reset your idea of health
Health isn’t simply the absence of disease–it’s the presence of vitality, energy, joy, truth, and freedom in your life pursuits. Through Integrative Osteopathy, you can activate your body’s innate power to heal, making new levels of health possible.
So at your initial appointment, first and foremost, we’ll discuss your hopes for your health, what you wish to make possible.
An in-depth discussion of your health story
Before we do an osteopathic exam, we will talk in depth about your current and past health concerns, life challenges, environment, nutrition, and general wellness. This process always reveals important insights about the right treatment approaches for you.
A full osteopathic exam
And osteopathic exam takes a comprehensive look at how your muscles, joints, bones, nerves and organs are positioned and working together. This can tell us things like whether rib cage position is inhibiting lung function or whether hip misalignment might be contributing to chronic headaches.
Proactive, individualized treatment plans
Upon completing the thorough health history and osteopathic structural exam, we will have the information we need develop the right treatment approach for you–in the context of your individual health, genetics, lifestyle and personal preferences. Sometimes this includes doing additional laboratory tests or diagnostics to gather more information.
You’ll leave our first Integrative Osteopathy session with a clear, detailed, doable plan of action for improving your health. It’s an exciting moment, because it’s the day your better health begins!
Please complete these forms and bring them with you to your first full consultation with Dr. Butler:
TIPS FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
What to wear.
It’s best to wear loose, thin, comfortable clothes. You will not need to disrobe for the initial physical exam or subsequent osteopathic manipulation treatments.
Sharing valuable details.
In your appointments with Dr. Butler, don’t hesitate to share small or unexpected things you’ve noticed about your body or health that simply struck you as “odd.” Even if a symptom seems a little crazy or has no clear explanation (yet), it can be a valuable clue for solving your health problems!