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Phases of Care
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is like building a house. Certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic and physical therapy.
PHASE 1: RELIEF CARE /INITIAL INTENSIVE CARE
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks.
PHASE 2: STRENGTHENING/CORRECTIVE CARE
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. To reduce your chances of injuring the affected area, the surrounding muscles need to be strengthened. Our staff will work with you to help retrain your muscles and ligaments to function properly and at a higher level of fitness than before your condition developed. It is our goal to have you as fully functional as possible. In this phase it is typical to need care 8-10 times per month for 2-3months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
PHASE 3: WELLNESS CARE
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments and or massages to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to our office 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
The Ten Minute Promise
At HSS, most of our clients are busy professionals, whose time is extremely valuable and we help you stay on schedule. If you arrive at our office on time, for your scheduled appointment, we make sure that you are seen by one of our staff within ten minutes.