Please wear or bring comfortable, loose clothing for your appointment - something that allows you to move. Example: bring shorts or yoga pants to put on instead of jeans or to put on underneath a dress.
As a courtesy, please do not wear strong fragrances, perfumes or colognes. Many people are sensitive to chemicals and strong smells.
What to expect during treatment
Treatments take 10-15 minutes and may require 3-6 visits. Treatments can feel uncomfortable during the movement phases as the scar tissue or adhesions are broken up. This discomfort is temporary and subsides often immediately after treatment. It’s common to feel a duplication of your pain symptoms—that means the problem has been identified! Patients most often refer to the discomfort during treatment as a “good hurt.”
What to expect after the initial treatment
After your initial treatment you may be sore. The body is being moved and scar tissue is being broken up which can lead to the soreness. In general, a “post-workout” sensation is experienced in approximately 50% of our patients. You may have some bruising. Drink plenty of water.
How long before I feel better?
The body heals at its own rate. If two people were to cut themselves at the same time, they would not heal at the exact same time. The same applies with chiropractic and A.R.T. A general rule of thumb is that within 3-6 treatments you should notice significant improvement. Some people respond faster and some respond slower. To speed the rate of healing, it is imperative that you stick with your treatment schedule.
Why is maintenance care important?
Maintenance care involves having your spine and muscles checked every 2-4 weeks. Only 10% of pain is perceived by the brain – that means that we don’t even realize when we are in pain! Life is a sport and everyday occurrences can lead to scar tissue build up. Having your musculoskeletal system checked regularly helps maintain optimal health.
1. Call the office at 941-379-9500 to set up appointment. 2. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail and intake forms.
3.Please complete the intake forms.
Please let us know if you will be unable to keep your appointment. We will then be able to accommodate others and reschedule your appointment. We ask for 24 hours notice, or you will be charged for the session. Exceptions may be made in the event of true emergencies, at the discretion of the practitioner. Leave a message on our answering machine at any time of the day or night.
It is the responsibility of the patient to remember their appointment date and time. Our computer generated text and e-mail reminders are only a courtesy. Do not Rely. Do not Reply. Please call us at 941-379-9500 if you need to change your appointment.
We appreciate that you arrive early to sign in for your appointments. A certain amount of time is allotted for each patient visit. If you are late, your remaining time may not be sufficient for your full treatment. Please allow extra drive time to get through the inevitable traffic due to congestion, schools zones, and weather.