The first visit usually takes about an hour. This includes a history, physical examination, report of findings and appropriate treatment. However, in some cases treatment and the report of findings on the first visit may be deemed inappropriate due to the need of X-Rays, MRI, etc. The report of findings is the time for the doctor and the patient to discuss your condition, the diagnosis, your treatment plan, and the expected cost of care.
Subsequent visits tend to be approximately 30-40 minutes in duration. You’ll be required to answer a few questions about how you have been feeling since the previous visit so we can appropriately evaluate your progress.
f you are an existing patient we perform a focused history and focused physical examination on the new area of complaint. This appointment will usually involve treatment unless further studies (X-Ray, MRI, etc) are needed.
You don’t need to be in pain; in fact the best way to start correcting movement dysfunctions and increase mobility is when you are pain-free. Although treating pain is part of my practise, preventative measures and active care are a part of what we do to increase a patient’s athletic ability. Don’t wait for the first injury, we want to work with you to predict and prevent injuries.
If you come in without pain and are looking to increase mobility and get rid of movement dysfunction, you will see results in as little as one session. However, you must realize this is part of having a healthy lifestyle and requires active participation and maintenance. We will provide you with the necessary tools to make the self improvement you need.
Common reasons to see delay in your results are often due to environmental situations. Typically workplace ergonomics, sleeping situation, and common poor posture throughout your daily routine will delay hitting your objectives. Other factors include: age, lifestyle habits, BMI, compliance, nutrition, and hydration. All of these are things that can be corrected with a combination of properly prescribed corrective therapies.
The focus of the treatment plan is to first reduce pain and inflammation, break down scar tissue, adhesions, increase function of your joints and surrounding soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia), and return you to activity pain free. We then focus on increasing functional range of motion, develop postural balance, increase strength, balance and stability, and re-pattern breathing to correct the underlying movement deficiency while protecting you from re-injury.
At the beginning of any aggressive conservative care, there are common side effects that may present within the first few treatments, which include: increased pain, soreness, tenderness, and/or bruising. This is your body’s natural reaction to the breakdown of scar tissue/adhesions. It is important to understand that this is a normal reaction and to maintain your prescription of care to encourage the proper healing.
We want you to avoid movements that may aggravate your condition. This does not mean avoid all activity. What it does mean is that we want you to modify your activity in order not to initiate the inflammatory/pain cycle so that you can stay as active as possible while under treatment. We educate you to modify activities based on your individual condition.
Yes! As a service to our clients, we provide them will the proper documentation needed to be reimbursed through their insurance carrier, pending their coverage. In order to work on behalf of our clients’ best interests, we request payment in advance or at the time of service. We do not bill your insurance through our office for the following reasons: Our purpose is not to provide unnecessary “insurance-approved” treatments to maximize billing. We treat patients based on their needs, and do not want to waste your valuable time and money. Some clinics will add unnecessary “insurance-approved” treatments to maximize payments (which is why a patient might encounter doctors that use muscle stimulation, heat packs, and other modalities for all patients at every visit, regardless of condition). At Performance Chiropractic we want to ensure our patients are receiving the highest quality of care, and achieve the maximum amount of benefits. No gimmicks, no middle man, just extremely effective personal care.
Not a problem! Just call and book an appointment. We understand as much as anyone that mountain living provides unique availability for patients. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on a powder day, and can take patients at late hours or whenever is convenient for you.
While certain chiropractors may want to see you more and more, we want to see you less and less. Our goal is to get you out of pain as fast as possible, and teach you advanced techniques to maintain optimal health and mobility. We do more than just provide adjustments, we use adjustments as one of many tools to help you move better.
There are times when seeing your medical doctor is the appropriate choice, they are a very valuable resource. However, medical doctors commonly prescribe pain medications that mask symptoms. We strive to provide you with long term solutions as a first line of defense and prevention. Our goal is to diagnose dysfunctional movement in your body, and to treat the cause of your symptoms. We want you to be pain free and not have to rely on medications to get and stay there.
While many physical therapists will just focus on passive care like electrical modalities, ultrasound, and heat/ice to treat the symptoms of your problems, we want to find why you are having symptoms. Most other practitioners in all fields see the site of pain as the problem. Your body does not work in isolated parts and the site of pain is rarely the cause, therefore we will treat not only the site of pain but the cause as well. (For example: If a patient presents knee pain I will look at the hip, back, and ankle to find the cause of the pain.)
Diagnose and treat any musculoskeletal related injury including:
- Sports Injuries
- Low Back Pain or Pregnancy
- Low Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Hand Pain or Carpal Syndrome
- Hip Pointers or Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Ankle Sprain
- Foot Pain or Plantar Fascitis
- Muscle Spasms Trigger Points
- Tense and Tight Muscles
- TMJ Pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Arthritis Pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
We offer a wide range of options to get you performing at your peak:
- Chiropractic Therapies
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
- PNF Band Assisted Stretching
- Functional Movement Screens
- Muscle Activation
- Movement Pattern Exercises
- Stabilization Exercises
- Mobility Exercises