We don’t want you in our office 3 times a week for the rest of your life, and we will teach you tools to help yourself
As much as we’ll enjoy seeing your smiling face in our office, we don’t want to see you in there every day for the rest of your life. We want to see you out of pain and better fast. Once you’re in our office, our goals are to:
1. Reduce Pain
Treatment frequency and times depend on many factors (goals, age, type of injury, type of treatment we’re doing, how long the condition has been going on, occupation/recreational activities, etc.), so it’s hard to say exactly how long it will take each person to heal.
2. Find What’s Causing Pain (dysfunction)
We do this through various movement screens (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), and discussion about biomechanics/posture/ergonomics/occupational and recreational activities. Dr. Cassie has even observed some of her competitive athletes at the gym/during their competitive events to find out why certain exercises make their pain worse.
3. Correct the dysfunction and teach you the tools to prevent and self manage at home
Once we’ve figured out the cause of pain (which is often NOT in the area where the pain is), we will give you the tools to help correct the issue. For example, many cases of knee pain come from a weakness and imbalance in the hips. In this case, we will teach you to strengthen the weak muscles in the hips, and give you stretches/muscle releases for any tight muscles.
4. Prevention “check ups”
We’d like to see you every now and for a “check up” (also known as maintenance care) to prevent any impending issues and to make sure everything is still functioning properly. We like to think of maintenance chiropractic care like teeth cleaning at the dentist, or an oil change for your car- you’re taking preventative measures to make sure your body is functioning optimally and you’re preventing larger more costly issues by doing so. Just as teeth cleaning prevents expensive cavities and oil changes prevents engine damage, maintenance chiropractic care can prevent acute pain episodes (“throwing out” your back).