We focus on achieving quick results and release you from care once pain is eliminated (or well-reduced) and the problem causing it has turned around.
Having said that, recent research has shown that occasional “maintenance” treatment of the spine, much like how occasional teeth cleaning keeps your teeth and gums healthier, reduces overall healthcare costs and disability.
Whether you come in only when you hurt yourself or routinely to maintain your wellness, we leave it up to you to decide what’s best for your particular circumstances.
Not at all.
First, unless your neck is part of the problem, it’s not going to be touched. If it is, there are ways to address joint problems in the neck using slower, lower-force motions if that’s what you’d like.
In terms of practice style, we’re pretty hands-on.
If you have a weak muscle, we’re going to strengthen it. If you have painful, short or scarred tissue, we’re going to soothe it, stretch it out and try to rejuvenate it. If you have joints or nerves that aren’t moving normally or fully, we’re going to correct that.
And while we’re REALLY big on teaching prevention and would never risk your health, our bias is toward trying to figure out how to get you back on track tomorrow, not how many weeks you’ll need to “rest” the part. Folks do better when they get back to regular life as quickly as possible and research backs that idea up.
Very, very rarely and even then, no longer than necessary to examine or treat the area.