Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Manual Therapy?
A: Manual therapy is the skilled manipulation of joints and soft tissues to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. Advanced techniques of joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, and specific localized massage are specifically combined in order to relieve pain, reduce stress, mobilize joints, improve range of motion, and normalize posture and alignment.
Q: What can I expect at my first appointment?
A: Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early in order to fill out all necessary paperwork. You may also download the new client paperwork, fill it out at your leisure, and bring it with you.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing so your practitioner is better able to evaluate your needs. Your practitioner will take the time to discuss your health history, current health, and your wellness goals. We will work with you to determine the best modalities for your treatment. Don’t worry! You should not feel pressure to explain your entire existence in a five-minute interview. Wellness is an ongoing process. We will get to know each other throughout each session and from one session to another. We travel your path with you!
Q: What should I wear to an appointment?
A: The focus of your treatment should dictate your attire. Loose, comfortable fitting clothing is always appropriate. Your therapist will provide draping if you need to remove any clothing. If you have any questions, ask your therapist. Your comfort is our priority.
Q: What is Integrative Medicine?
A: The Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institute of Health defines integrative medicine as the combination of mainstream medical treatments with Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Complementary and alternative therapies include: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, Manual Therapies (massage, chiropractic therapy, osteopathy), mind-body interventions, and energy therapies.
“Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.” – The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
Q: Do you accept same-day appointments?
A: We are currently unable to schedule same-day appointments.