Welcome to Portillo Chiropractic
Our practice is located in the Dimensions in Health building. In addition to Portillo Chiropractic, you’ll find three massage therapists, another chiropractor and a family therapist, all under one roof.
Our new patient paperwork is available on our website, so you can complete it at your convenience and bring it with you to your appointment. Dr. Portillo will review your paperwork with you as part of your initial consultation.
Your First Visit
When you arrive, you’re welcome to take a seat in our waiting area. Dr. Portillo will be out to greet you and escort you back to the exam and treatment area. You’ll discuss your history and your current condition so that Dr. Portillo can get to know you.
You’ll have your consultation and a thorough examination. Using diagnostic protocols, Dr. Portillo will determine which issues can be attributed to problems with your musculoskeletal system and which are related to digestive dysfunction. If need be, you may also be referred for X-rays.
For musculoskeletal issues, Dr. Portillo will review the results of your exam and report to you his findings. He’ll put together a two-week treatment plan to get you started. Typically, this means two treatments a week for two weeks. After two weeks, Dr. Portillo will reassess your condition and your progress.
For digestive issues, Dr. Portillo will use specific diagnostic protocols to determine the next steps for your care. You can learn more on our digestive health page.
You should plan to allow one hour for this visit.
After the investment of time required for your first visit, you may be concerned that every visit will be of equal length. In a word: no. A typical visit may require just a few highly focused minutes.
But don’t think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way.
Like regular workouts at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Miss a visit and we can lose the momentum necessary to make the needed changes. We recognize that your time is valuable, which is why we do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life.