Chiropractors focus on the nerves, muscles, bones and joints of the body to provide health promotion, injury prevention, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise.
About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is derived from ancient Greek and means ‘done by the hands’. Chiropractors focus on the nerves, muscles, bones and joints of the body with the goal to provide health promotion, injury prevention, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise. A Doctor of Chiropractic will assess, diagnosis and provide treatment. Each individual receives a treatment plan that is tailored to his or her unique needs. X-rays may be required and can be prescribed by the Chiropractor directly. Chiropractors deliver treatment most commonly through an adjustment. An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement or thrust applied by hand or instrument to a joint of the body. The adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. Adjustments can be carried out using an instrument, a drop piece or by hand. The technique used can vary based on patient and doctor preference. Dr. Katie uses manual, instrument and drop adjusting on a case by case basis.
Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages with a range of acute and chronic conditions. As well as advice about self-help, exercise, diet and lifestyle. Chiropractors often provide support for pain management, sports injuries and active rehabilitation.
Chiropractors are primary care providers that can collaborate with your family medical doctor.
No referral is necessary to see a chiropractor.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
During the initial visit, your chiropractor will take a detailed health history and perform a physical examination. This will focus on your spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system. If deemed necessary, x-rays may also be ordered. If chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed to meet your specific needs by incorporating a variety of treatment techniques.
If your chiropractor diagnoses a condition that would be appropriately treated or co-treated by another health care professional, he or she will make the appropriate referral.
During follow-up visits, your chiropractor may utilize one or more of the many different kinds of adjustments and manual care techniques used in chiropractic care. Your treatment will often include exercise, diet and other healthy living suggestions.