First Visit

How long is the check-in process?

Check-in is really simple.

Before your visit, go to our New Thrive Patient Form.

Once this form is submitted your answers will be populated onto our intake form and you only need to check for any errors and sign the ‘Informed Consent’.

Alternatively you can fill in all this information at the office and it should only take 5 minutes.

What is ‘Informed Consent’?

Informed consent is a statement that you must sign to be a patient at Thrive Chiropractic. It states that you realize there are risks involved with getting care the same as with any other medical procedure.

In the case of chiropractic, those risks are normally less than the risks associated with taking a single aspirin.

What is a consultation?

The consultation portion of the first visit is just a conversation between the doctor and the potential patient so that the doctor can get to know the patients complaints and concerns to determine if chiropractic can help and discover if chiropractic will be a good fit.

What is involved in a chiropractic examination?

Through a questioning process, to include past medical history and life experiences, the doctor is determining what orthopedic or neurologic tests are necessary to ensure a safe treatment and positive outcome. The area of complaint is the focus of the exam but other areas that may be worked on are also checked. Chiropractors are experts at neuromusculoskeletal exam so the process is very streamlined.

Will I have to remove my clothes for the exam?

Patients will only have to expose portions of their bodies that pertain to injuries that could affect how they are treated.

Does chiropractic treatment hurt?

As with everything, everyone is different. Some people will feel nothing while others may have mild to moderate discomfort.
You will always have less discomfort if you are being treated before your problem is at its worst, so it is best not to wait until you are incapacitated to get treatment. But if you are a procrastinator and have waited too long, we will do our best to make your treatment as painless as possible.


Where do I park?

On the east side of the building next to the Hallman Lindsey paint store.

The Doctor

Where did Dr. Cooper graduate from?

Dr. Cooper is a 1994 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Is Palmer a good school?

Palmer is the oldest and finest chiropractic college in the USA. That is why it is called the “Fountainhead of Chiropractic”.

It is the benchmark by which all other schools are measured.

How is Palmer different?

A doctor educated at Palmer College of Chiropractic is steeped in the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic manipulation for 4 years. The education received at Palmer focuses on ‘moving the bone’ to facilitate proper neural flow to the effected areas.

Some schools do not even teach proper adjusting techniques so you could get the same care by visiting a massage or physical therapist for your care.

How long has Dr. Cooper practiced?

Dr. Cooper practiced in Lodi, Wisconsin for 23 years and now is bringing his unique brand of healing to near east Madison.