What to expect on your

First  Visit

Curious as to how our process works? Are you wondering what to expect at your first chiropractic visit? Read our step-by-step process below to discover exactly what you will experience with Dr. Patrick McDonnell at Proper Chiropractic in Aurora, Illinois.

complete new patient forms

Complete New Patient Forms

For all new patients, we ask that you complete our new member forms to the best of your ability, so that we can further understand your healthcare history, past trauma or injuries, and other factors that may be contributing to your current health. This information allows Dr. Patrick to create a customized plan suitable to you and your specific complaints.

Tour the Office

We’ll explain what we do, who we can help, in addition to our technology and the technique we use to help you reach your optimal health. During this time, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help put your mind at ease.

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Initial Consultation at Proper Chiropractic


After your tour, you will sit down with one of our team members for a one-on-one healthcare consultation, where we discuss your goals, concerns, symptoms, and pain further. This allows us to gain a better understanding so we can help you get the treatment you deserve.

Initial Assessment

Next you will undergo your neurospinal assessment. The team will gather data using our CLA technology to get a better understanding of your how your nervous system is functioning. That includes a neurothermal scan, a surface EMG, and a heart rate variability scan.
Initial assessment at Proper Chiropractic
Digital imaging at Proper Chiropractic

Digital Imaging

In some cases, digital imaging, such as X-rays, will help provide more details. If this is required, Dr. Patrick will let you know and provide a thorough explanation of our process.

Report of Findings

Following your initial assessment, we ask that you book a follow-up appointment. During this appointment, we present the findings of your assessment and detail a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

Report of findings
First adjustment at Proper Chiropractic

Your First Adjustment

Following your report of findings, you have the opportunity to receive your first specific adjustment from Dr. Patrick! Chiropractic adjustments at Proper Chiropractic are gentle enough for children, and specific enough to benefit any health condition you may encounter.

Contact us today to book your appointment!

At Proper Chiropractic, Dr. Patrick McDonnell and team perform a detailed examination and listen to your needs, giving way to a fully customized treatment plan suited to you and your goals and providing optimal solutions to your health and pain problems.

Schedule an Appointment

With Dr. Patrick and Proper Chiropractic, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. With a custom approach for each person, you can count on us to get you the care you need and deserve. Uncover the benefits of chiropractic care and book your appointment with the Proper Chiropractic team today.