Consider these three factors when you are choosing a chiropractor.
1. Experience and Qualifications
When choosing a healthcare provider, you should ensure they are experienced and qualified. Your potential chiropractor should be able to tell you how long they have been in practice and if they have treated patients with similar conditions to yours.
Find out if the chiropractor is licensed in your state and whether they have completed any specialized training. Check with your state’s Board of Chiropractic Examiners or ask the chiropractor for their credentials.
2. Good Bedside Manner
The bedside manner of your healthcare provider is crucial to your comfort. When you meet with the chiropractor, pay attention to the way they communicate with you and whether they answer your questions.
3. Insurance Coverage
Check with your insurance company to see if the chiropractor is in-network. You may have to pay the full cost of treatment out-of-pocket if they are not. If your insurance does not cover chiropractic care, ask the chiropractor if they offer any discounts or payment plans.
How to Choose the Right Treatment Modalities
Finding the best chiropractor is not enough. Choose one that provides the best treatment options, too. Since there are many types of treatments available, from spinal adjustments and manipulations to nutritional counseling, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you.
Finding the right chiropractor for your condition can make all the difference. As an example of treatment modalities, Dr. Stan Velkovich, the founder of Islandwide Chiropractic, provides the following chiropractic solutions:
1. Active Release Techniques (ART)
Active release techniques (ART) treat injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Tension is applied to the affected soft tissue and the patient is instructed to move through a range of motion to lengthen the soft tissue and remove scar tissue.
ART restores normal contractile and elastic properties to muscles, restores normal gliding mechanics between adjacent structures, and releases entrapped nerves. Active release techniques can be used to treat conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and other entrapments of nerves, tendonitis, and other soft tissue injuries.
2. Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization breaks up scar tissue and restores muscle function. A chiropractor performs this manually by reaching, stretching, or compressing the affected muscle. The type and amount of pressure applied depends on the individual patient.
There are a variety of conditions that soft tissue mobilization can treat including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tears. These changes restore normal muscle function and increase range of motion.
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At Islandwide Chiropractic, Dr. Stan Velkovich specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, work-related injuries, and sports injuries. With a focus on a patient’s health and well-being, he takes a comprehensive approach to every case he manages. Having decades of experience in the field, he also has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective treatment. If you would like an appointment, please call 516-219-9616 or book one on Islandwide Chiropractic. We are located at 230 Hilton Ave Ste 220, Hempstead NY 11550.