Frequently Asked Questions
What happens on my first visit?
Dr. Kelli will complete a consultation, health history and examination. When appropriate, treatment will begin on your first visit.
What does treatment consist of?
As a chiropractor, Dr. Kelli's primary tool for correction is the adjustment. Her main focus is caring for the nervous system. She utilizes muscle testing as a feedback mechanism to determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms as well as the best form of treatment for correction. Dr. Kelli may also make recommendations on dietary and lifestyle changes. She may incorporate soft tissue work when necessary.
How long will it generally take for me to feel better?
It's important to recognize that everyone is different and each situation is unique. Our bodies respond at different rates, just as we all learn at different rates. There are many factors that come into play when it comes to the prognosis of a patient's recovery. In general, the longer an injury or issue has been present, the longer it will take for the patient to recover, which is why seeking care sooner rather than later is always the wiser course.
Two people may have the same injury but have different dietary and lifestyle habits that cause a drastic difference in recovery rate. Even in instances of two patients with similar injuries, diet and lifestyle, they could receive the same treatment and one may respond more quickly.
When you put in the work you will recover much faster. Dr. Kelli will do everything in her power to restore normal structure and function of the spine, nervous system, and musculature. But, she can’t get you better on her own, and needs you to follow her recommendations in order for your body to heal. Dr. Kelli is on your team and will help set you up to succeed, but it's up to you to cross the finish line.
Dr. Kelli encourages her patients to be proactive and receive regular wellness or maintenance care.
Why do I need to come in even after I'm feeling better?
Maintenance care is recommended in order to prevent re-occurrence of the existing injury and or issue, as well as to prevent other conditions from occurring. Maintenance visits are typically recommended every 1-2 months.
Do you work with other doctors?
Yes. Dr. Kelli wholeheartedly strives to attain the best care for her patients. She is well aware of her strengths as well as limitations and does not hesitate to refer a patient out in order to receive the best possible care. She is more than happy to work with your team of doctors to help you achieve optimal health.
Do you treat children?
Absolutely! A healthy spine equates to optimal health and development, both physically and developmentally. Children are very active and can definitely benefit from wellness care. Children are very resilient and generally respond rather quickly to chiropractic care.
At what age should children start getting adjusted?
Birth. The birthing process is traumatic for both mother and baby. Whether delivery occurs vaginally or via a cesarean section the baby's head and neck is pulled, twisted, and yanked in all directions with great force. Birth is often the cause of the first subluxation or bony misalignment. In severe cases there are shoulder dislocations, fractures, and or nerve damage resulting in birth defects. More commonly subluxations occur which cause nerve interference that affects communication between the brain and the body. This can cause neurologic dysfunction, muscular or postural problems, and can cause developmental delays or failure to thrive. It is important to have your children screened and adjusted in order to enable them to reach their full potential. A well-adjusted child is a happy and healthy child.
Do you treat all conditions?
Dr. Kelli does not treat specific conditions. Rather she provides the body with the optimal conditions in order to allow the body to heal itself. She treats the body, that happens to have symptoms or conditions.
What is functional healthcare?
Functional healthcare restores the body back to balance. The body is a very intelligent structure that is able to regulate itself; however it can become overwhelmed by subluxations, stress, poor nutrition, and or dehydration. When this occurs, symptoms occur. Dr. Kelli does not treat the symptoms, she knows that this is not the answer. She will instead look to the spine and nervous system, utilizing muscle testing to determine the cause. She will then utilize chiropractic adjustments, supplements, diet/nutrition, water, and exercise to help restore balance in the body.
How long are the visits?
The length of the visit varies with the severity of each case and the patients response. Typically, the initial visit consists of consultation, history, exam, and treatment which generally takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Follow-up visits are generally much shorter ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, but can take up to an hour depending on the case. Each of our clients are is treated as an individual instead of a cookie cutter solution.