What should I expect at my visit?
IN-HOME CARE: All needed equipment will be provided by the doctor (as needed) where a few or all equipment may be necessary for each visit:
o Chiropractic tables
o Chiropractic adjusting tool:
The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with 23 clinical trials to support its efficacy. Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health
o Tytron Thermography:
The Tytron accurately scans the full spine or upper cervical area in approximately 15 seconds. Scanning a patient is so easy to complete that many doctors will scan the patient both pre-adjustment and post-adjustment. Each scan is automatically added to the patients file allowing you to maintain a complete history of all visits.
o Evaluating materials (i.e. blood pressure monitor, reflex hammer, neurological assessment tools, etc)
DOCUMENTATION: At each visit the doctor will perform pre and post thermography scans with the patient as it is necessary to monitor the progress of the patient objectively as well as subjective means. It is vital that in order to achieve wellness success for the doctor to evaluate what other wellness changes may be needed or excluded in their activities of daily living (i.e. exercise, sleeping hygiene, supplements, lifestyle, etc)
ASSESSMENT: Professional assessment that may include evaluation in the correction alignment of:
o cranial bones
o temporomandibular joints (TMJ) aka jaw
o cervical spine
o thoracic spine
o thoracodorsal costal alignment (aka ribcage)
o lumbar spine
o extremities (i.e. elbow, wrist, shoulder, knee, ankle, hip, toes)
o Ligaments of the pelvis
ADJUSTMENT/CORRECTION: When vertebra subluxation(s) is detected, the doctor will utilize her hands or chiropractic adjusting tool (commonly known as the ‘Clicker’ by patients) to re-align the vertebrae for the benefit of:
o Create more spinal stability with conservative chiropractic adjustments
o improve modalities for pain and inflammation reduction and active rehabilitation to support weak or damaged musculature.
o Reduce inflammation and stabilize the corresponding joints and soft tissue
o Increase range of motion of restricted joint(s)
o Strengthen supporting musculature
Definition: A vertebral subluxation is a diminished state of being, comprising of a state of reduced coherence, altered biomechanical function, altered neurological function and altered adaptability
AFTER each adjustment, the doctor may also assess the related muscle structures and/or ligaments to address any postural, wellness concern that hinders the client from functioning with ease and comfort. This may include:
o Muscle release therapy
o Cranial sacral therapy
• At the end of each visit, a post thermography scan, in the necessary area of concern, will be documented for future evaluation of frequency and progress, along with clinical findings.