Physical Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Far too quickly our society rushes for a prescription paid that serves as a “cure-all” for aches, pains and functional disabilities. Though pain medication can be a portion of a patient’s treatment plan, it should not be the only approach.

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Common Questions

What is Physical Medicine?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.



I've been to a chiropractor before, how is this different?

While chiropractic care is an important and fundamental part of our program, it is not the only service center that causes results to occur. Through the use of various modalities like scar tissue release, spinal decompression, trigger point release, and spinal rehabilitation protocols, we are able to effectively address various spinal and joint conditions that may not have completely resolved with chiropractic care alone. It is our belief that you must address the muscle, nerve, and structure simultaneously to truly create long term changes.

Can I just come in for an adjustment?

Yes and no, we have a variety of different treatment options to see what you need. Usually a one-time adjustment is not going to give you long term correction.  We are happy to do a consultation and help determine the best course of action.

Are these services covered by insurance?

We do accept a variety of insurances. Some of our services are covered, while others are not. We always verify and review insurance benefits prior to treatment so that you are aware of any out of pocket costs prior to starting treatment.

I just had joint replacement surgery, do you do that type of physical therapy?

Unfortunately, not at this time. We recommend that you get your post-operative physical therapy at an office dedicated to that type of treatment for the first 8 weeks following joint replacement surgery. We are happy to see you if you are outside your post-op window or for other issues you may be having.

What does a new patient evaluation consist of?

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to examining every patient to determine what services might be beneficial based on each patient’s individual condition.  Our team consists of chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners,  Medical Doctors, and a case manager. We strive to look at your history, physical examination findings, x-rays (if indicated), and prepare the best course of action.

How can I ensure that I see the most success from my treatment plan?

Your commitment is essential. Just as our team is committed to planning and delivering a full-service treatment approach, you must be just as committed to your health and success. Making your appointments a priority, eating nutritious foods, staying hydrated, and of course, completing any “homework” or at home exercises and stretches assigned by your team can all help increase the success level of your program.

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"The Doctors have been incredible! I thought I had TMJ and I have never had my jaw adjusted. It was such an easy procedure and I can actually move my jaw without any pain now! What a great experience! I have been coming here for the past month or 2 and have been getting adjusted. I have arthritis in my back and I have never felt so good in my life! Thank you!"

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