A completely unique medical experience. What to expect, what to bring with you to your appointment, billing and insurance information.
Your initial visit with Move Better Chiropractic will be like nothing you have ever experienced at any medical clinic. You will spend a significant amount of time with your clinician, at least 1.5 hours. This appointment is our chance to get to know you as a person, not just an injury. We go over an extensive history of your health and lifestyle, as well as dig deep into what your current conditions may be, in order to best serve your needs. At this visit, as well as any other, you are encouraged to ask any questions about what we are doing.
After the history is complete, we jump right into looking at your movement patterns and establishing your Therapeutic Movement Plan. We use a Clinical Audit system, which is a fancy way of saying that we test and re-test interventions constantly. The right movement should create immediate improvement that is apparent to both patient and clinician. We are attempting making connections to what is causing your discomfort and/or holding you back from doing the things that are important to you. The majority of the time, pain is coming from inefficiencies elsewhere in the body and it is our responsibility to find those areas and correct them. Often the source of dysfunction is not at the site you feel pain, so if we look elsewhere, don’t think we are ignoring your problem. Improving movement is our focus in every treatment session. We will find the exercises that decrease your pain before moving into passive work on the joints and tissues.
There is a significant amount of education during this process. We provide a simple and logically driven system of medicine that often gets overlooked by many other physicians. We will teach you to understand how we think your problem has occurred and give you a broader way of moving in a way that does not create those problems again. Despite all of the exercise equipment in clinic, your first treatment will likely only involve a mat on the floor, a chair, and perhaps some kettlebells. Even with the simple tools we use the most common feedback we hear from patients is “I wish I knew this earlier.”
Once your Therapeutic Movement Plan is established, you will be taken into the treatment room where we will work directly on the soft tissues and joints. Our goal at the end of your first visit is for you to leave with a significant decrease in pain and symptoms. However, just like anything worthwhile in life, long-term improvement takes proactive practice and commitment on your end. You will be sent home with your Therapeutic Movement Plan, which generally requires 10 minutes every day. These exercises are delivered electronically through a program called PhysiApp, which is our way of digitally communicating exercises with you. Through the app or a web based portal, you will have curated or personally made videos to remind you of the movements you need to do. These exercises will be constantly evaluated, refined, and progressed during your entire time with us. As a generality, patients that regularly complete their Therapeutic Movement Plan get better 75% faster than those that don’t. As with all things, something is ALWAYS more than nothing so do not think this is an all or none scenario.
In our experience, it is best for patients to contact their insurance company so that they know exactly what is covered. When coming in for your initial appointment make sure to bring the following:
After you have figured out your Insurance, understanding our billing will be very easy.
We accept most major insurance plans as well as provide reduced costs to patients choosing to pay for services outside of insurance coverage.
Many of our peers choose to run a cash practice in order to avoid working with insurance companies. We believe that you already pay a lot of money for your healthcare and we want you to get as much out of it as possible. We also believe that it is important for us to work within healthcare to change their policies to recognize the value of our services. Unfortunately, many healthcare plans do not cover our amazing services or pay so little that we can not accept them.
Healthcare Insurance is a complicated world. We would like to think we know insurance plans in and out, but we are surprised every day by them. As such, it is your responsibility to know and understand your insurance coverage and deductible amount. We recommend reaching out to your insurance provider prior to your appointment to understand how your insurance bills.
This visit would use 1 Office Visit, a total of 4 units from your Physical Therapy Benefits and 1 unit from your Chiropractic Benefits.