No. Have you ever had pizza? Have you had good pizza? Bad pizza? Thin crust? Deep dish? Frozen? Chiropractic care is similar to your pizza experience. Some is good, some isn’t. Some is complex and detailed, some simple. Some is gourmet, some fast food. If you’re looking for the fast food, simple chiropractic experience, you won’t find it here.
(Disclaimer: we recommend pizza as an analogy, but not for actual consumption. It’s extra inflammatory…)
We’ve been told by patients that we’re more specific and detailed in our treatment and diagnosis than their experience at physical therapy. A big reason for this is our focus on functional diagnosis instead of structural diagnosis. For example, if you have previously been told you have a diagnosis of “shoulder bursitis,” that diagnosis names a structure. Our diagnosis would be more like “inability of the shoulder to glide inferiorly due to serratus anterior and Infraspinatus weakness with accompanying right oblique chain inhibition because of scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery.” We get as detailed as possible while helping our patients.
An adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a manual procedure where the doctor restores normal motion through certain spinal joints. This treatment has a profoundly positive neurologic effect on your body. A quick gentle motion is applied through your spinal joints while you are relaxed. Most people feel immediate relief after an adjustment.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a system of movement principles based on how you learned to move from 0-12 months old. These foundational movement patterns are imperative for healthy movement in adulthood. Restoring these DNS patterns is our first goal in rehabilitation.
We have two basic payment options. You can have us submit claims to your insurance company, or you can opt for the self-pay option. Depending on your specific insurance situation, either option may be more affordable for you. We will be glad to help you understand your options so that you can make the best choice for your treatment.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system of evaluation that utilizes muscle testing to identify critical weakness in the body. This system allows us to be very specific in our diagnosis and treatment. It also serves as confirmation that we are making good progress each and every visit.
Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds all of your muscles. It’s responsible for 30-40% of your power and covers you from head to toe. It’s also the reason an old injury in your foot can bother your neck. It’s critical that this tissue slides, moves, and glides properly. Myofascial release is a manual technique where we work through fascial restrictions to help your fascia return to proper function.
No. We’ll set a goal of fixing your problem as efficiently as possible, and we will lay out our best treatment recommendation from there. You won’t be required to commit to anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
Yes. We see patients by appointment only approximately every other Saturday. We also have some evening appointment times available during the week.