The First Visit
We suggest you reserve one hour for your consultation and examination. During the consultation with Dr. Portela, he will discuss your needs and health concerns. If determined that you are a candidate for our care, the Doctor will proceed to conduct a specific evaluation including gravity stress analysis, posture evaluation and if necessary, specific digitized x-rays will be taken.
The Second Visit
During your second visit Dr. Portela will have completed a thorough analysis of your examination and x-rays (if taken) where he will review and discuss the results with you. If determined that are at Balanced Spine Center is appropriate for you, you will receive your first adjustment following the report of findings. Please consider reserving one hour of your time for this appointment.
Follow-Up / Regular Visits
If necessary, follow-up visits will be scheduled. During these visits Dr. Portela will evaluate your spinal correction. Regular visits will focus on removing interference to the nervous system and enhancing long-term spinal stability with the goal of progressing to optimal health and improving your quality of life.
Your follow-up visits will generally take about 10-15 minutes. We realize that we all have daily responsibilities so we strive to keep our care as efficient as possible.
New Patient Orientation
At Balanced Spine Center, we teach our patients on a weekly basis how to better take care of their health. Dr. Portela teaches this class every Wednesday. This class is open to our patient’s family and friends whom would like to join in on the education about their health.