An initial consultation is the first appointment with a chiropractor where the patient discusses their health concerns and medical history with the chiropractor. The consultation typically lasts between 30 to 60 minutes and involves a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's musculoskeletal system, including posture, range of motion, and any areas of pain or discomfort. The chiropractor may also perform a physical examination, such as orthopedic and neurological tests, to assess the patient's condition and identify any underlying issues. Based on the evaluation, the chiropractor will then develop a personalized treatment plan that may include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and other modalities to address the patient's specific needs. The initial consultation is an essential step in the chiropractic care process as it allows the chiropractor to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses the patient's unique condition and promotes optimal health and wellness.