Before your visit
We’ll ask you to complete a comprehensive history profile. You can download the profile form here to fill out and bring with you, or you can arrive early for your appointment and complete the form in our waiting room.
Dr. Steve will review your history with you and may ask a lot of questions.
We explain our approach, why we do what we do, and what to expect from your visits. We answer your questions.
We look at your posture and range of motion. We look for muscle spasms, tension, and areas of sensitivity or pain. We watch how your whole body responds when you turn your head or lift your leg.
We run our hands along your back, neck, and head, examining your muscles, soft tissues, and vertebrae for the effects of trauma, toxins, and stress.
We may include a non-invasive diagnostic scan of your spine, using our state-of-the-art Insight Millenium equipment, which produces a picture of how and where imbalances in your central nervous system affect your body’s integrated system of muscles, organs, nerves, and flexibility.
We work with the spinal region
Finally, with you lying face-down and fully-dressed, we identify the places on the spine where the nervous system’s healing communications are working. These places, called spinal gateways are the source of the nervous systems strategies for healing.
We begin our work together
A gentle touch produces results
Then we apply a gentle touch with our fingers to those gateways to help the nervous system find the areas of tension and release it. It is quite specific, and our touch is no heavier than the touch you would use to tap on your eyelid.
Most patients report that they immediately feel a lessening of their tension and notice they are taking deeper breaths;
With your neural pathways clearer, your nervous system is on track toward working the way it’s meant to, and you are on the path to feeling fully well.
Dr. Steve wants you to feel better, starting from the moment you walk through the door. You will find no harsh fluorescent lighting here, no stiff plastic chairs or linoleum floors.
Our chairs are comfortable. Our walls are painted in rich, pleasing colors, and draped with some of our favorite quilts. Our lighting is low and warm. Our floors are covered with rugs. Toys are available in the waiting and room.
Treatment tables are simple and comfortable. When you lie face-down for your treatment, your face will be cradled by a freshly-laundered towel, not clinical paper.
You will likely see a variety of people here. From rugby players to pregnant mothers. Whiplash victims to musicians. Individuals to entire families. People who have always been afraid of chiropractors. People who swore they would never see a chiropractor again. They’re here because we weren’t what they expected.