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What to expect from your first Missoula chiropractor visit

Many patients have only a vague idea of the experiences of a chiropractic treatment. Therefore, this brochure provides an overview about what will be given, such as how your chiropractor works and what to expect during treatment.

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. During your Initial Appointment your medical history is taken. Not only are the current back pain complaints discussed, but also any previous illness, surgeries and auto accidents involved to take into account which may show possible correlations with the problem.


Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Pete to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Pete to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


After your consultation, Dr. Pete will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. The subsequent investigation focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office  without your consent.

X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays can be taken on site and are viewable almost immediately. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. If you have present CT, MRI, or Xrays previously taken, you should bring them during your first visit, so that these issues can be appropriately addressed.

Report of Findings

Before starting treatment and chiropractic relief, the results are discussed with the patient. It is explained in detail, what causes the respective complaints and how these can be treated. 

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Pete will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Pete will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


 At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to  experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.

Wellness Program

It is important that the patient learns to accept that their own contribution can influence the course of treatment and recovery very positively. Therefore, many patients get shown suitable therapeutic exercises. Suggestions to improve posture and to avoid unfavorable movements are given. Also tips for avoiding unfavorable habits in the range of comprehensive chiropractic care are given to ensure you get the best chiropractic relief possible. If injury is related to an auto accident, pain relief options can also be discussed.

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Call to schedule your visit now!

(406) 549-7171

2300 Great Northern Ave. Ste. B Missoula, MT 59808

Been in an auto accident?  Let us help you!  Dr. Pete can help you return to pre-accident health and his staff can help with those nasty insurance calls!

"Chiropractic is not designed to make you instantly feel better. Chiropractic is designed to make you instantly heal better!"

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Office Hours

Monday9:00am - 12:30pm2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday10am - 2pmClosed
Wednesday9:00am - 12:30pm2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 12:30pm2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday9:00am - 1:00pmClosed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00am - 12:30pm 10am - 2pm 9:00am - 12:30pm 9:00am - 12:30pm 9:00am - 1:00pm Closed Closed
2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed 2:00pm - 6:00pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm Closed Closed Closed


Besides making my neck and back feel better, my legs that normally bounce all over the place at night have been much calmer since doing consistent adjustments with Dr. Pete and adding the occasional massage in before or after an adjustment. I love the atmosphere in the office and the staff are pretty dang amazing too. Debi is great to help with insurance stuff.

Jody F.

I'm a big guy.  My neck and shoulder were killing me.I went to see Dr. Pete.  He fixed me up.I know from experience that most chiropractors don't have the strength to give me a full adjustment.  Dr. Pete got me straightened out right away.  Nice office.



USMC, Vet.

I have known Dr. Pete for several years now. He is a caring and wonderful Chiropractor. When I go for my visits he is warm welcoming and his new front office person Joy is a delight and so helpful. My last series of chiropractic adjustments were amazing. Just with my first adjustment I walked out felling better. If you are thinking about Chiropractic...Think Dr. Pete Chiropractic.

Sheryl R.

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