The initial appointment takes approximately one hour. In this appointment, we will review your health history, paying particular attention to the issues that led you here. We’ll assess your posture and range of motion, and will closely examine your spine, performing any orthopedic or neurological testing indicated by your condition. Once this is completed, we will spend a few minutes talking about what was discovered during the exam, and how chiropractic can address the problem.
Dr. Ellen and Dr. Barbara will answer any questions you may have, and make sure you know exactly what the treatment entails before the first adjustment. After your treatment, we will talk with you about your prognosis and how to proceed in terms of frequency and timing of your treatments.
It is always our goal to have you leave with a deeper understanding of what is going on in your body, how chiropractic care works, as well as how it can improve your overall functioning.
Follow-up treatments range from 15-30 minutes, depending on your condition and where you are in your treatment plan.
Treatments will always include an adjustment. As your condition improves, exercise and stretching instruction, along with postural and ergonomic advice will be included. For those who are interested, or would benefit, Cold Laser therapy is another option.
EXERCISING AND CORE STRENGTHENING
Proper exercise is extremely important for musculo-skeletal health. Some people love to exercise, and some people hate it. For most of us, it is hard to find the time. Dr. Ellen and Dr. Barbara work with patients to discover the type of exercise that works for your lifestyle and that will be enjoyable, and not just another obligation. Many people already exercise regularly, but are missing a few key things that can make a big difference in the health of their back. We will instruct you in specific stretches and rehabilitative exercises designed for your particular situation and condition.
Core stabilization and strengthening is imperative in order to have a healthy body and back. This will be an important part of our work together.
For some, just doing a few minutes of specific exercises regularly at home will be enough to help improve your condition.