What are the common complaints you treat?
I’ve treated a variety of conditions and complaints, the most common tend to be exercise related. Many of my patients experience injuries from aggressive pursuit of fitness goals and/or failure to allow appropriate recovery. Common complaints have been neck and shoulder pain, limited range of motion, low back pain, shooting pain down the legs, hip/knee/ankle immobility, etc.
A smaller group of patients struggle with chronic overuse or posture related conditions. This can include, muscle pain and headaches, TMJ (jaw) pain, Plantar Fascia/foot pain, Carpal Tunnel/wrist and hand.
Use of technology, especially mobile devices, has created for some a lifestyle of poor posture and unhealthy movement patterns. This leads to a number of complaints related to tension, fatigue and pain.
I also treat a small number of patients who are suffering acute pain following an accident.
What makes Chiropractic Specialty Group different from other chiropractors?
My patients would say that I am interested in context - I want to root out causes in order to understand symptoms. They would also say that I do a lot of soft tissue/muscle work and they are surprised by this and the impact it can have when it is part of a treatment plan along with adjustments and corrective exercise.
I would want a new patient to understand my philosophy of practice. It is my belief that we were designed to move and it is my job is to find the barriers that keep us from using proper movement. Movement is life and when we are hurt or injured movement is often the right medicine. The goal is to be able to perform activities, not to avoid them.
Do you take insurance?
Most of my patients choose to go Out of Network to see me. However, I am part of the UnitedHealthCare network.
What can I do at home?
I like this question because we get the best results from people who are engaged, involved, and invested in their health. I have affiliated with a physical therapy group called YourMovementRx and they believe in PRE-hab instead of RE-hab: preventative exercises that focuses on finding movement faults and programming a series of corrective drills. This program starts with self assessments and is designed to teach and have patients fix themselves!