What you need:
Download our Insurance Cheat Sheet document to help you verify your insurance benefits. In our experience it is best for patients to contact their insurance company so that they know exactly what is covered. Because we know this can be confusing, we made a cheat sheet that allows you to know what questions to ask your insurance company and then record that information.
Make sure to bring:
- Your license
- Your insurance card
- A list of any medications you are taking
- Clothing that you are able to move in
What to expect at your first visit:
Your initial visit with Move Better Chiropractic is longer than most clinic intakes, at least 1.5 hours. This appointment is our chance to get to know you as a person, not just an injury. We go over an extensive history of your health and lifestyle, as well as dig deep into what your current conditions may be, in order to best serve your needs. At this visit, as well as any other, you are encouraged to ask any questions about what we are doing.
After the history is complete, we jump right into looking at your movement patterns and establishing your Therapeutic Movement Plan. We use a Clinical Audit system, which is a fancy way of saying that we test and re-test interventions constantly. The right movement should create immediate improvement that is apparent to both patient and clinician. We are attempting making connections to what is causing your discomfort and/or holding you back from doing the things that are important to you. The majority of the time, pain is coming from inefficiencies elsewhere in the body and it is our responsibility to find those areas and correct them. Often the source of dysfunction is not at the site you feel pain, so if we look elsewhere, don’t think we are ignoring your problem. Improving movement is our focus in every treatment session. We will find the exercises that decrease your pain before moving into passive work on the joints and tissues.
Once your Therapeutic Movement Plan is established, you will be taken into the treatment room where we will work directly on the soft tissues and joints. Our goal at the end of your first visit is for you to leave with a significant decrease in pain and symptoms. However, just like anything worthwhile in life, long-term improvement takes proactive practice and commitment on your end. You will be sent home with your Therapeutic Movement Plan, which generally requires 10 minutes every day. These exercises will be constantly evaluated, refined, and progressed during your entire time with us. As a generality, patients that regularly complete their Therapeutic Movement Plan get better 75% faster than those that don’t. As with all things, something is ALWAYS more than nothing so do not think this is an all or none scenario.