What Makes Us Different?
The practice of chiropractic is made up of a very diverse population of providers. That diversity makes it very difficult to explain what it is that we do to the public, and what it is that makes Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab different. Many people have a preconceived thought of what it is that a chiropractor can do to help them get out of pain. For most people that thought depends almost exclusively on their first visit to a chiropractor’s office. I cannot tell you how many patients (or potential patients) are shocked when I explain to them what we do in our office. They stare at me, incredulously, when I explain to them that they will have to take an active role in their treatment! “You mean you want me to take responsibility for my well-being? C’mon Doc I just want to be cracked!” The problem is that this is what they are used to from their previous experiences. Many people are used to going into their chiropractor’s office and being adjusted and walking out the door, but we approach the care of the patient a little differently here at Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab.
It is time that we get out of the dark ages and help to get our patients moving! Treatment in our office is focused on creating independent patients, not dependent patients! I do not want my patients to rely on me to feel good! I want them to know how they can treat their symptoms (if they do return), but I also want them to know that I am here to help if they should need it. So how do we go about teaching them how to treat their own symptoms? During the initial visit we aim to determine, with a thorough history and evaluation, what movements or actions seem to cause an increase in their symptoms. Then the education begins. We start to discuss how the patient can avoid those actions during their day, or at least mitigate their impact. Then the patient will begin learning therapeutic exercises that they can use as a self-treatment of their symptoms.
It is very important to note that we are attempting to shift the patient’s expectations. The people of Eldersburg and Sykesville deserve a higher level of care from their chiropractor! Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab is where the change BEGINS!
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Movement is my Medicine,