First visit patient and doctor contact

  First Visit

  What to Expect On Your First Visit

  "Put yourself in good hands....the hands
Help is on the way                           of experience and concern."

Paper Work

On your initial visit to our office you will be warmly welcomed. You can expect to complete forms that help us gain information about yourself and your condition.

New Patient History

Once the paperwork is completed, you will have an opportunity to discuss your health related concerns with Dr. Reutzel. You will be asked questions regarding your symptoms, medical history, home and work environments, any previous accidents, etc. He will ask specific questions about your general health and your spinal health. Your blood pressure and pulse will be checked.

New Patient History

In addition to recording your history and symptoms a through neurological and orthopedic examination will be performed. Dr. Reutzel will observe specific range of motion movements for the neck and back such as walking, turning, bending, reflexes and posture. He will also complete an exam of the spine by feeling the muscles and bones of the spinal column, If necessary x-rays will be ordered.


Based on Dr. Reutzel's assessment, a discussion will follow to determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care. If so, your diagnosis, prognosis, course of recommended treatment will be explained. If not, Dr. Reutzel will refer you to a specialist he feels can provide you with the appropriate medical care. Always remember that you may ask questions. If you understand your care we find that you can respond better.

Same Day Treatment

Once the history, examination and consultation is completed, our patients will typically be provided with their first treatment during the same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physiotherapy, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Dr. Reutzel will share some instructions on how to help yourself with your condition. We are available to assist you with questions or emergency needs.


Reutzel Chiropractic      506 Pittsburgh Street      Mars, PA 16046-0398