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New Patients at Shepherd Family Chiropractic

If you’re visiting our South Lake Union chiropractic care center for the first time, we’d like you to know exactly what to expect. It’s our goal to make your time with us a relaxing and pleasant experience.

Shepherd Family Chiropractic is described as vibrant, nurturing, comfy and a “safe harbor.” Our atmosphere is bright and airy and family-centered. We feature modern technology in a cheerful and homey atmosphere. Welcome to our office!

Receptionist greeting a patient.

Your first appointment will take about 60 minutes. All you have to bring with you on this initial visit will be your driver’s license and your insurance card, if applicable.
As you enter our clinic, you’ll be warmly greeted and invited to complete your new patient paperwork if you haven’t already done so. Our chiropractic technician will then take you back to our exam room to obtain some preliminary information.You’ll then meet with Dr. Shepherd, who will assess you through a thorough consultation and chiropractic examination. If you’re a good candidate for our care, then he will authorize our technician to complete your exam through our MyoVision testing. This noninvasive diagnostic technology will include

  • Range of motion studies
  • Surface electromyography
  • Thermography

Following your testing, Dr. Shepherd will evaluate your examination and scan findings to help you understand the source of your problem. Customized care options that align with your goals will then be offered for your consideration. Our office manager will then review your insurance benefits, and payment arrangements will be discussed.

You’ll then receive your first gentle chiropractic adjustment

Most visits take no longer than 15 minutes. Depending on your condition, cold laser therapy may also be included in your care to help you heal more quickly.

Let’s Get Started!

Once you’re feeling great again, your choice as to how long you want to benefit from chiropractic care is up to you. Most patients enjoy their newly rediscovered vitality and wish to continue with wellness care on a periodic basis. Whatever your decision, our door is always open. We feature emergency hours and always offer new patient pre-acceptance interviews. Contact our South Lake Union office today!

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New Patients at Shepherd Family Chiropractic | (206) 691-1800