What to expect on your first visit.
Upon entering the office, you will be provided with a few forms to complete if you have not already printed and completed them from the Links at the bottom of this webpage. This paperwork provides the Doctor with general information about yourself and your overall physical condition.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will meet with Dr. Rapoff to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine the extent of your problem, the doctor will ask you variety questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized orthopedic and neurologic tests will be performed to determine what tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require an x-ray examination to rule out other conditions and/or assist the doctor in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. For your convenience, routine x-ray examinations can be performed at a site very close to the office.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided a complete Review of Findings at that time. Treatment options will also be discussed during this Review.