Before we begin a chiropractic care plan, it’s essential that Dr. Julie Peterson and her team have a complete understanding of your concerns, any pain you’re experiencing now or in the past, overall health, and chiropractic goals. We take the time to answer your questions, explain our practice philosophy, and allow you to be a full participant in your care planning process. We even provide guidance to improve your health outside the office with daily stretches, fitness plans, and dietary guidelines. We want our patients to achieve their optimal level of whole body health not just be free from pain. Contact Vitality Family Chiropractic to schedule your assessment today. We welcome patients from Lakewood, Dupont, Steilacoom, University Place, Fircrest and surrounding communities.
The first step is ensuring patients understand our philosophy and goals. After all, we expect patients to become partners in their care. Education is an essential part of chiropractic care especially for a practice as unique as ours. We focus on the more traditional, vitalistic approach to chiropractic. That means our goal isn’t as simple as relieving pain or fixing a single problem. Instead, we look at the big picture goal of chiropractic care – to remove any obstruction to communication between the nervous system and the brain. These obstructions lead to any number of concerns that effect not just your spinal health and comfort, but your whole body. When all parts of the body are working together in harmony, the result is an amazing, self-regulating, self-healing system.
Whole Body Health Evaluation
Many patients come to see us after accidents or with complaints of pain in a specific area of the body. While we want to be sure to address these concerns, there are often underlying causes and more subtle symptoms that need to be addressed in order to fully renew overall health and wellbeing. We’ll ask patients a series of detailed questions to give us a complete understanding of their past and present health history.
Comprehensive Care Strategy
Once we have created a complete image of patients’ overall health, we discuss and evaluate the specific areas for concern that brought them to our practice When we have a full understanding, we work with patients to develop a corrective care plan going forward.
Chiropractic Care Begins
Once we’ve established a plan for chiropractic care, we will schedule an appointment for you to have a detailed consult on the options and hopeful expected outcomes. It’s important for patients to understand that vitalistic chiropractic care is not a “one and done” solution. We invest time in our patients and want to continue chiropractic care as long as they need it. In many cases, we may not know when care will be completed from the beginning. Once patients experience the revitalizing effects of chiropractic care, many continue to see the chiropractor periodically for a lifetime.