Chiropractor Chandler AZ
Alpha Chiropractic & Physical Therapy takes a unique approach to rehabilitation, in that it is more integrative, and supports patients in taking an active approach in their treatment. Your first visit will begin with an assessment, but you can expect to begin your therapeutic program right away. Therefore it is important to come prepared. This includes:
Following check-in, you will meet with a member of the clinical team for an initial assessment, based on your intake paperwork. We are interested in hearing (in your own words) about what led up to your injury, signs and symptoms, how long the condition has been going on and how it is interfering with your ability to perform activities of daily living.
At this point, we will probably start you on a passive treatment to reduce the pain level. This can include heat or ice packs, traction (roller table), electrotherapy (interferential, Russian, surge, etc.) or Class IV cold laser. Depending on the nature of the injury, we may also start with some passive stretching or relaxation exercises.
How you respond to the previous steps will tell us more about your injury for a better evaluation.The formal assessment with our chiropractor, Dr. Carson Robertson, will enable him to determine the overall course of therapy for your injury or condition. Chiropractic treatment is not a one-size-fits-all modality. There are many approaches to treating back pain and related conditions. Your input is very important here: you need to be comfortable with the treatment plan, and feel confident that you can invest the time and effort into homework exercises that will make your recovery as fast and complete as possible.
Following are some of the modalities that Dr. Robertson may recommend, depending on his diagnosis:
Because we are an integrative medicine facility, we may also recommend ancillary services from other co-located providers, including naturopathic medicine, massage and acupuncture. The idea is to take a holistic approach that will yield the fastest and more effective path to recovery.
Most patients are pleasantly surprised by all of the treatments and services we offer. The combination and amount of treatments help you to get pain free faster than with chiropractic adjustments or physical therapy alone. There will also be some education on your injury either in the form of books or email.