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Your First Visit

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.


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


After your consultation, Dr. Prado or Dr. Benson will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. 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, MRI, Blood Work, and other studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may order other tests as well. These tests help us to rule out any serious conditions. For the most part, further testing is not required.

Report of Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Prado or Benson will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What are my realistic goals?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examination, Dr. Prado or Benson will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Prado and Benson 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

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good biomechanical motion, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.

James T. Prado, D.C. ~ Charles W. Benson, D.C.
Southbury Connecticut ~ (203) 264-3583 ~
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8:30 am-6:00 pm




8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm




  • "I have found everyone in the office so kind, knowledgeable and flexible. I would definitely feel comfortable referring others to this office."
  • ""Dr. Benson is absolutely wonderful. I started seeing him at the very end of my pregnancy for back pain. Due to carrying a very large baby, as well as, hoping to aid in opening my pelvis in order to get labor going. Just 2 hours after my second visit early labor had begun and days later our little boy was born. I look forward to returning!!""
  • ""There is no one better than Dr. Pardo, take it from someone who moved out of the state and has never found anyone like him. We miss you Jim! ""