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On your first visit you will meet with Dr. Robert Stalder, Dr. Cessalie Stalder or Dr. Nick Thorburn . Your personal consultation is designed for you to meet your doctor and the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

Physical Examination & Tests

After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination which may include testing your:

  • Flexibility
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Postural
  • Physical status
  • Reflexes

X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may request X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. X-rays are recommended on a case by case basis and are not always required for treatment.


After reviewing the collective information and examinations are performed, Dr. Stalder will give you a report of all findings and discuss recommendations. Typical questions discussed may include:

  • How can you help me?
  • How often do I need to come in?
  • When will I begin feeling better?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Does my condition require care with other providers?


At the conclusion of this initial appointment, we will begin to treat your condition. Treatment may include spinal adjustments related to your specific condition, physical therapy, and /or soft tissue massage. The doctors have been trained in multiple chiropractic techniques and will tailor the treatment to your needs.

Wellness Program

Your doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. This custom wellness program will help you by improving and expediting your recovery between visits. In addition, it reduces the recurrence rate of your condition with proper stabilization exercises. Wellness recommendations may include:

  • Avoidance of specific activities or positions
  • Home exercises and/or stretches
  • Home and office ergonomic recommendations
  • Ice or heat application instructions


You will schedule a follow up appointment as determined by your condition. Understandably, your first visit was comprehensive with consultation, examination and tests. You can expect subsequent visits to only require approximately 10-20 minutes now that you and your doctor have identified your specific condition and goals.

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2611 N. Stevens St Tacoma, WA, 98407

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