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What to Expect – Your FIRST Visit

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Your first visit with us is a fact-finding session aimed at getting an overall picture of your current health situation. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our assistants who will ask you to complete some information on your past and current health history.

Please feel free to fill out this paperwork online or in the office on your first visit.

Please feel free to fill out this paperwork online or in the office on your first visit.

Online paperwork is in pdf format and you can simply type your answers into the interactive pdf document, save it and attach it to an email to East Bentleigh Health Group on

At your first visit, Dr. Papaleo will ask questions, perform examinations and conduct appropriate diagnostic tests to get a better picture of your current health status. He will also discuss your health goals to determine if chiropractic care is likely to help you.

Thorough Health History & Exam
Dr. Papaleo will complete a thorough health history with you, asking questions about specific complaints as well as questions about your overall health status. Following your history, he will complete an examination of your spine and nervous system. This will include, but may not be limited to, checking your posture, examining the way that your spine moves, perform any orthopaedic and neurological testing that are required, and feeling and moving your spine and other areas, and their surrounding muscles for the presence of imbalance or subluxation.

At the end of your examination, Dr. Papaleo may feel that some x-rays are required to obtain further information. Often, patients may bring x-rays, CT Scans, MRIs or other examination results with them taken by other doctors. These will also be assessed and information taken from them help in the fact finding mission. If x-rays are required they can be taken onsite for your convenience.

Your Chiropractic Care
In some cases, chiropractic care may begin at the end of the first visit. Depending on the complexity of the case, Dr. Papaleo may require more time to review all the findings before presenting the findings on the second visit. On occasions, further examinations, diagnostic tests or consultation with another practitioner may be necessary before any care is recommended or begun.

Online Paperwork

Your Health History
We offer our paperwork online so you can complete it in the convenience of your own home. Here are the essential forms we use and why we need them.

New Patient Form

New Patient form

The New Patient Form lets us know your situation, but perhaps more important, where it is you want to take your health. Download & print the 2 page form and bring it with you to your first appointment. You are also able to fill the form out in the office.

If you do not already have AdobeReader® installed on your computer, click the AdobeReader® image to download free.

X-rays can be used to reveal the internal structure of the body.

Rather than lying down, we take X-rays showing your body in a weight-bearing position.

Rather than lying down, we take X-rays showing your body in a weight-bearing position.

These pictures:

Provide a structural record of your spine,
Rule out cancer, disease or other pathologies,
Locate fractures or other signs of trauma,
Identify evidence of long term spinal decay,
Confirm other examination findings.

When taking x-rays, we:

Take only the most necessary views,
Use the most up to date equipment.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh 9579 3999