There are a series of two appointments for a New Patient.
The first appointment consists of the new patient consultation and a muscle exam where the patient reviews their medical history with the physician. This is necessary to give the patient and physician time to discuss their medical concerns, past and present. The patient will receive an atlas adjustment (upper neck).
You will also receive a neuromuscular exam where the physician will test the muscles of the entire body. This exam indicates functioning and non–functioning muscles. Due to the amount of bodywork, loose–fitting and comfortable clothing is recommended. We require a deposit of the full amount when scheduling this appointment.
The second appointment, also called the report of findings is made on another day. This is where the physician reviews the findings of your case history and exam. A treatment plan will be established, and the physician will begin A.M.I.T® work.
After the patient has completed these two appointments, they will set up a series of appointments according to their treatment plan.
We are a CASH only practice –We accept cash, check, credit card, HSA, and Flex medical cards at the time of service.
Due to the complexities of the insurance industry and their system of cutting payment, our office visits are set up on a cash basis only. We do not work for insurance companies; we work for you. We will happily provide our patients with a super bill complete with the charges, procedures performed, and diagnosis. This makes it easy for you to submit the needed information to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
We maintain a 24 Hour cancellation policy for “1–2 Units” appointments and 48 Hour cancellation policy for “3 or more Units” wherein the patient will be charged for a missed appointment.
Monday appointments need notification by Thursday prior to the appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Aligning the first and second bones in the neck is a toggle adjustment. Aligning those neck bones can improve nervous system function. Your brain stem runs through the middle of these two bones. When the neck bones are out of alignment it can create pressure on the brainstem. These are some issues that can happen from misalignment. Tingling hands, headaches, neck pain, limited range of motion and muscle tension. Setting these neck bones back in place can reset the nervous system.
After your first appointment with the doctor, you will be ready for a Report of Findings. The doctor will review your exam and give you a copy. This will outline each specific muscle group, as well as the number of muscles that are not firing. The next step is to create a treatment plan with the doctor. Our staff will help you set up an appointment to get you on the way to recovery. of muscles that are inhibited. After discussing your treatment plan with the doctor, the staff will help you set up a series of appointments to get you on the road to balance and wellness.
It may be surprising to know that there are many things that can contribute to muscle imbalances. Simply being active and doing the many day-to-day activities put stress on your body. Strenuous activities and nutritional habits are also things that contribute to muscles becoming inhibited.
The body has seven hundred muscle systems. Every patient is unique and individual. We see patients with as little as 10-15 muscles shut down and others have 70 or more that are shut down. Our goal is to get you balanced and able to achieve your goals. We want to help you live pain free and resume your active life.
To activate a muscle, our doctors and therapists use a technique by applying pressure to the attachments of the injured muscle. This involves stimulating key reflex points. The doctor stimulates these points to get the muscles to re-fire. This takes the load off the muscles that are in pain. When the therapy is done, the doctor will reassess the injured muscle to ensure it is reactivated. If there is strength, the muscle has been effectively restored and the pain is minimized or gone.
The treatment process is individual. The patient and the doctor determine a treatment plan based on the report of findings. At each appointment, the doctor or therapist will discuss how much of the prescribed treatment has been done. The units of therapy take approximately five minutes. We are able to do a maximum of six units of therapy per session. After the full treatment the patient will move to a maintenance plan. This is a check up appointment every six to eight weeks which helps prevent future injuries.
A muscle needs to be activated again if it gets reinjured. Occasionally the doctor will find a muscle that has already been treated that didn’t hold. If this occurs, the doctor will look at the organ or gland in the body associated with that muscle. The organ may need supplemental support. The doctor will retest the muscle which will be strong again.
Pain is the body’s natural alarm system. This tells us which areas need attention and care. Our A.M.I.T.® treatment addresses these alarms to provide stability and strength. Through treatment, we can increase your range of motion and function. During the process of treatment, you may notice that pain in one area lessens and another area feels worse. This guides us to the muscle area that needs attention and we find the next muscle group that is unstable. By balancing muscles, we can help you get to a pain-free life. Each unit of therapy should provide some relief. The pain won’t go away in the first treatment. Not all the muscles need to be reactivated for pain to ease up. You may be pain free and still have muscles that need to be treated. It is important to follow the treatment plan so no further injuries happen.
At each visit, the doctor will find the areas of instability and treat those areas. Each person is individual and the body will lead us to which muscle needs treatment next. Each person has individual accidents and injuries. This makes it impossible to have a one-size-fits all in the muscle treatment process.
The body gets injured through life experiences and accidents. Often the patient doesn’t remember how the injuries accumulated. Your core stabilizes the whole body so low back muscles need to be treated to stabilize the knee. The body will lead us to the sequence of injuries and they are treated in that order. The cause of pain is not due to one muscle being shut down, but more than that. Muscle injuries in one area like the back will lead to knee pain and must reversed in that order.