Q: What should I expect on my first visit?
A: Your first visit with Dr. Hoiriis will include a relaxed visit in which she will review your relevant health history, review your reason for visiting her office and conduct an initial examination. During the appointment, she will discuss chiropractic treatments with you, a plan of care based on your individual condition and goals, and advise if any additional examinations are required, such as X-Rays.
Q: What can I do in advance of my first appointment?
A: Our new patient forms are available on our website for you to complete and bring with you to your appointment. You may choose to complete these at the time of your appointment, for which you should arrive 20 minutes ahead of your appointment time. Please also bring your ID and insurance card(s) to your appointment.
Q: Will my insurance cover chiropractic?
Q: How often will I have to come back for treatment?
A: During your initial appointment, the doctor will advise you of a care plan that is individual to you. We do not apply a standard number of visits per week or month. Your follow up visits will be determined based on the care that you require and adhere to professional standards of chiropractic care. Once your initial condition is resolved, if appropriate, the doctor will discuss a wellness/maintenance care plan with you based on your individual need.
Q: What types of health conditions can be addressed by chiropractic care?
Please refer to our Services Page. We cover everything from sports related issues, to pediatric help.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
A: Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
TIPS: Tai Chi for Health and Harmony
The ancient martial art Tai Chi Chuan has spread worldwide. The five traditional schools are Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu and Sun. These provide the foundation of most modern styles of tai chi. Dr. Hoiriis has practiced Yang Style Tai chi for over 20 years and has taught classes in the Simplified 24 movement Yang Form since 1998. Individual instruction will soon be available at Hands-On Health Center.
Simple Every Day Movements
Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Check out this website for help with setting your exercise goals. Posture is important to maintain your spinal health, improve well-being and for positive self-esteem. The Straighten –Up America Posture Pod is a simple and effective addition to your exercise plan. Straightenupamerica.org is a public service website maintained in collaboration with the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations and Life University.
Eat Your Fruit and Veggies!
According to the CDC (and your Mother), fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health and there is more evidence in the scientific literature than you might think. Our fast pace of living promotes snacking on empty calorie highly processed snack foods that are high in salt, low in fiber and lacking balanced nutrients. Stop and think before eating that snack, why not choose fruits and veggies instead? To get the amount that's recommended, most people need to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables they currently eat every day.
Drink your water!
Water intake is vitally important to good health! You may have learned long ago that you need to drink at least eight 8 ounces glasses a day. Current recommendations tailor water intake to your individual need by using your weight as the benchmark and dividing that number by 2. So if you weigh 160 lbs. you would need 80 ounces of water a day. Some issues that increase your intake needs include hot weather, length of daily exercise, caffeine and sugar intake. Dehydration can be dangerous, especially in children and the elderly. Being thirsty is a “late sign” and you are already dehydrated. Symptoms of mild dehydration include chronic pains in joints and muscles, lower back pain, headaches and constipation. Being adequately hydrated is important before coming in for a spinal adjustment at your chiropractor’s office