The First Visit
We’ll have you fill out paperwork in the office or they can be printed online and brought in when you arrive. Dr. David will then see you to discuss why you’re here. You’ll tell him about your current complaints, medical history and activity level to give us an idea of the best way to help you.
Then, your functional movement assessment will begin. We’ll ask you to stand, squat and perform other movements to identify deficiencies. We’ll then start on correcting them. We’re confident you’ll feel better after just one visit!
We’ll assess your movement on each visit, asking you to perform a series of tests and basing your treatment on your performance. We may use several different techniques to help you.
Treatment plans are kept short. You’ll see results in just a few weeks. Our patients have the power to choose whether they prefer pain relief or corrective chiropractic care. Most choose corrective care because they want to continue improving their health. We recommend you return for regular checks just like you would see your family medical doctor. Continuing to see us will ensure you keep feeling great!
We’re looking forward to seeing you! Contact us today to make your appointment.
Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.