What To Expect On Your First Visit
We are here to help you resolve your skeletal and soft tissue injuries, as well as to improve your performance in work, sports, and domestic activities.
We believe that treatment must address the body not only at the area of pain (although, at times, it may be all that is needed), but integrated levels of the body as well. Your care will begin with:
- A visual assessment of posture imbalances
- Range of motion studies to evaluate restrictions
- Muscle strength tests to see which muscles are not "firing" or are hyperactive
- Palpation (feeling the involved tissue) to help assess swelling, spasms, adhesions and fascial distortions
- Determination if x-rays are warranted
- Treatment - by selection of: manual or instrument adjustment, electro therapy, cold laser, and manual soft tissue protocols including: Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), Active Release Technique (ART), and Graston
- Instructions for home care, including directions for ice or heat, exercises and nutritional suggestion. A body that is not properly fed will have impaired healing and one that does not get postured or exercised correctly will experience less than optimal outcomes
- Follow-up care instructions or possible referral out for additional tests (lab work, CT Scan, or MRI) will be advised if warranted
It is our desire to see you have your issues quickly resolved. On average, six to ten visits are necessary, with the more chronic presentations being the more lengthy. At that point either the patient will be released to come as needed, be referred back to their original chiropractor, or have a preventative maintenance recommendation.
Our commitment to patients is simple: Expert care and human touch. We combine our knowledge with genuine concern for our patients and will do our best to help not only your pain but educate you to understand your condition as well as treatment options.