Chiropractic Exam

Information on our chiropractic exams

When you visit Foundation Chiropractic for your initial consultation, Our doctors will begin by performing a chiropractic consult and exam. This exam is an analysis based on your specific complaints, and is designed to determine the issues causing you pain or discomfort. After your exam is complete, our doctors will design and discuss with you a specific treatment plan to correct any issues they find and to improve your health and wellbeing. For more details about your chiropractic exam, and to schedule your appointment with our chiropractors in Orem and Lehi, Utah, please contact one of our offices.

Chiropractic care is designed to treat your entire body in order to relieve pain and improve your overall health and quality of life. Your brain communicates messages to your body through the spinal cord. When your spine is even slightly misaligned, it can cause you to experience pain in your back and neck, headaches, slower reflexes, and lower energy levels.

When you visit our office, our doctors will work with you to determine the cause of your pain through a chiropractic exam. Aside from a thorough examination, your initial analysis may include orthopedic or neurological exams, X-rays, postural analysis, dietary analysis, or a fitness evaluation. Some of the things that we may discuss during your chiropractic examination include:

  • Duration and frequency of symptoms
  • Descriptions of the symptoms
  • Areas of pain
  • The factors that increase or decrease your pain
  • Medical history, both for yours and your family’s
  • Dietary habits
  • Any prior chiropractic or other medical treatments
  • Occupational history
  • Psychological history

Our doctors will perform an orthopedic exam to diagnose specific musculoskeletal problems, conditions or injuries. Orthopedic exams are often helpful in identifying specific problems that limit your range of motion or cause you significant pain or discomfort. 

There are a variety of clinical orthopedic tests that our chiropractors may perform, including tests of the spine, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. These tests target the various regions of the body and the various tissue types to correctly diagnose a functional problem, so that we can begin an appropriate treatment.

During your orthopedic exam, you can expect the following:

  • Physical tests for flexibility, range of motion, and reflexes
  • Specific tests for joint function, pathology, and muscle damage
  • An exam of the affected area to check for swelling lumps, bulges, mottled or bruised skin, or other visible symptoms
  • Imaging tests, such as X-rays

After your orthopedic evaluation has been completed, our chiropractors will discuss your treatment options with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on the results of your exam and your individual needs. This treatment plan may involve one or more chiropractic services.

If you have any questions about your orthopedic exam, or to make an appointment with our experienced chiropractors, please contact our office today.

Our skilled chiropractors will then design an individualized plan including one or more chiropractic treatments. Some of the services which may be included in your plan include:

  • Manual chiropractic adjustments
  • Instrument-assisted chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal structural rehabilitation
  • Massage therapy
  • Specific stretches and exercises to help your condition

Each treatment we provide is designed using Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) to ensure that we address not only your pain, but also structural abnormalities, disease, and organ disfunction. We don’t just want to relieve your symptoms – we want to provide a long-lasting solution to the underlying problem.

For more information about chiropractic exams and to schedule your consultation with our chiropractic specialists, please call our office today.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Designed to manipulate vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns, or which fail to function properly.

Instrument-Assisted Chiropractic

Uses advanced technology to adjust your vertebrae and produce the relief that increases your comfort and wellbeing.

Chiropractic Exam

Analysis based on your specific complaints, and is designed to determine the issues causing you pain or discomfort.

Pregnancy Care

During pregnancy, the body undergoes several physiological and endocrinological changes that result in spinal and pelvic misalignment.


Our practice uses advanced digital imaging to capture highly detailed images of your musculoskeletal system, which allow us to provide you with a more accurate diagnosis, and a much more precise and effective treatment.

Car Accident

The neck and back are some of the most vulnerable parts of the body during a car accident. Our chiropractors our expert in car accident chiropractic services.

Decompression Therapy

Our chiropractors may offer decompression, also known as spinal decompression, to help relieve back, neck, or leg pain.

Neurological Exam

Our chiropractic team provides neurological exams to determine when nerves are involved with your problem, and which nerves are the source of your pain and discomfort.

Postural Analysis

Our team will often perform a postural analysis as part of your chiropractic exam to determine if your posture is contributing to, or causing your pain; and what your correct posture should be.

Electrical Stimulation

Our chiropractors may offer Electrical Stimulation, also called a TENS unit.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that uses low-power ultrasound waves to create vibrations and/or raise the temperature of body tissue in a targeted area, providing pain relief and loosening tight muscles.

PRP/Ozone injections

Site-specific intramuscular injections can help pain and wound healing.