The law of the farm is to close the gate first so the animals don't get out or leave. This means during your consultation, assessment, report of findings, and orientation you must get clear just what you are trying to accomplish and what the rules are before beginning care. For example, your objective might be to get a straight line on a scan and balance someones legs. If someone comes in to get checked for subluxation and they have a straight line, balanced legs, but also have symptoms, they will know that they don't need to get adjusted that day and this is great, as long as you closed the gate first and explained the rules and get an agreement about it. If you do this, it will make locating and correcting subluxations much easier in your office.