New patients will be asked to fill out the New Patient Health History to provide our doctor with your health history and background on any current discomfort that you are experiencing, or the goals that you are trying to achieve. The doctor will then conduct a thorough exam to diagnose your current discomfort and recommend the appropriate treatment. Above all, we want to make sure that your care is going to be safe and effective for your condition or goals. We will only refer you for an x-ray or MRI when there is a medical reason to do so, such as a recent fall or trauma to the body that cannot be diagnosed through external muscle testing.
Your treatment will start with the use of a muscle stimulation device paired with heat, which will loosen and warm up your muscles and tendons. The Doctor will then use A.R.T (Active Release Technique) to work on the muscles and tendons related to your pain and injury. He may also use Graston, kinesiology tape, therapeutic ultrasound, cupping or an activator to increase the effectiveness of your treatment and promote healing. Finally, he will do chiropractic adjustments where it is safe and effective to do so.
A thorough exam will include the use of range of motion, postural analysis, orthopedic, neurologic, and muscle testing. This evaluation paired with your verbal description of your pain or goals will determine what treatments are most appropriate for you. We do not require long and expensive treatment plans, and only recommend the modalities needed to get you out of pain quickly and effectively.
Short terms goals include reducing pain and restoring normal joint function, muscle balance and improved posture. Long term goals include restoring functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living. As much as we love our patients, we would prefer they were out doing what they love instead of in our office in pain!
At Balanced Livermore Chiropractic, our mission is to provide the city of Livermore with a chiropractor that adheres to the highest standards of excellence. We are dedicated to providing effective treatment to our patients while also striving to educate and inform them on how they can maintain optimal health outside of our office. As a family-focused chiropractic clinic, each and every patient is treated as family and welcome in our office, and we only use treatments that are scientifically proven to be effective. We will only recommend what is best for you, the patient.