Not at all! We are a chiropractic and sports injury clinic that treats patients of all ages. Our doctors are experienced treating patients ranging in age from 88 years old to just 1 day old! Chiropractic care can have many health benefits for individuals of all ages. While techniques may vary depending on the age and presentation of the patient, we will tailor the treatment to your specific needs and provide you the individualized care that you deserve!
We accept many major insurance plans. In addition, we also provide a private-pay option for our patients with Health Savings (HSA) or Flex Spending (FSA) accounts, no chiropractic coverage, or high deductibles. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care at an affordable rate. We desire to provide transparency and simplicity in an often confusing world of medical and insurance billing. If you are interested in the private-pay option please contact our office and we will gladly explain what you can expect to pay for a treatment visit.
The first visit will take approximately 45 minutes. We recommend that you come 10 minutes early to your first visit to ensure all paperwork is filled out correctly. This helps us stay on schedule, and respect your time as well as the time of our other patients.
We offer several different options for our patients. Our most popular option is the 20-minute treatment session, however we also have a traditional 10-minute chiropractic visit and 40-minute treatment session that focuses more on rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises.
No, in general you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor or physical therapist. However, some insurance plans may require a referral for physical therapy, check with your plan to be sure.
You should wear or bring comfortable clothing to your appointment. Shorts, T-shirts, or tank tops are examples of preferred clothing.
Yes, chiropractic treatment is beneficial for children/infants as well as adults. Children can experience muscle or joint pain just like adults, and they often require fewer treatments because they tend to heal much more quickly.
Absolutely. In fact, due to various changes in the body during pregnancy, many pregnant women develop low back pain. If this applies to you, Dr. Shiels will develop a treatment plan to effectively and safely treat your pain.
Dr. Shiels provides an evidence-based foundation of musculoskeletal treatment options in addition to adjustments. By analyzing the way you perform certain movements (Functional Movement Screens), we are able to systematically and correctly identify the underlying cause of your pain and dysfunction. This allows us to create a comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment which will optimize our client’s ability to increase their daily function of life while resolving their condition as quickly as possible.
While medical doctors help with many problems/conditions, most do not have training in the conservative treatment of joint or muscle pain. Our doctors will assess and classify your reason for pain and symptoms, delivering the appropriate treatment or referring you to the appropriate provider.
Yes, Dr. Shiels works with many health specialists in order to provide the best possible care for each patient. We pride ourselves on receiving referrals from various practitioners and will refer the patient back once treatment is completed.
Four academic years of chiropractic college is required after completing specific undergraduate requirements. The classes taken in chiropractic college are very similar to medical school, however, the chiropractic student will spend more time on anatomy, nutrition and chiropractic technique whereas the medical student will spend more time on pathology and pharmacology.