Treatment Schedule: The frequency of your treatments will be based off up-to-date research, types of care you need to achieve your goals, and your individual needs.
Acute Injuries: In acute Injuries tissue should be treated passively (where the therapist does all the work) for some time before beginning active treatment and exercise plans. These patients normally require 2-3 visits/wk for several weeks.
Chronic Injuries: Studies show that to increase the effectiveness and affordability of care, this type of care requires more frequent care initially. People who have chronic or repetitive type injuries ("microtrauma") may require more frequent visits in the initial stages of care which will decrease in frequency as your condition stabilizes. Exercises should be instructed in office to be performed at home.
Wellness Patient: The wellness patient is someone who is utilizing chiropractic services to maintain their healthy lifestyle, in conjunction with healthy eating and consumerism, a regular exercise program, manual bodywork, and positive mental outlook. These patient are normally seen 2-5 visits/month.
Supportive Care: Supportive care is for people who have permanent loss of function to any capacity. Chiropractic treatment is used to alleviate pain and increase quality of life by easing the difficulty of activities of daily living. This type of care may be necessary to hold back the progression of your complaint or ailment. These patients change their frequency of care based upon symptoms and activity levels as requirements change.
Maintenance Care: This type of patient is receiving chiropractic care to maintain proper spinal alignment and to maintain optimal functional integrity of the nervous system, in other words this is preventative maintenance for the nervous system which controls the action of every cell in the body. These patients choose are seen at regular time intervals to help stave off dis-ease or more frequently when there are flare ups in their condition or normally about 1-2 visits/ month.