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Below are some common questions chiropractors get asked. If your question is not answered, feel free to reach out and ask it directly!
What precautions are you taking in response to COVID-19?We want you to feel and be safe so we are implementing additional measures to minimize the likelihood of exposure. For the forseeable future I will be: - offering virtual consultations and intake paperwork prior to first visit at no additional charge - performing adjusting sessions outdoors whenever possible (driveways, patios, porches, lawns...) - disinfecting equipment before and after each session - wearing masks during in-person visits - washing hands and using hand sanitizer before and after each session - changing my clothes between each household - asking that if anyone in your household has been experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms within the last 14 days, that we postpone our in-person visits
Once I start seeing a chiropractor, do I have to keep coming forever?"Many people choose to make chiropractic care part of their regular routine, but it's your life and your body, so it's absolutely up to you. If at any point you feel the care you are receiving is no longer meeting your needs, you are under no obligation to continue.
How often should I get adjusted?Every person has a different set of life experiences, different goals and different needs. Dr. Rachael will recommend a plan taking these into consideration. As an example, Dr. Rachael herself finds she is at her physical, mental and spiritual best when she's checked by another chiropractor every 1-2 weeks. Her father, as another example, feels once per month is usually sufficient for his well-being.
Dr. Rachael appears to be a woman of average size and strength. How is she able to adjust horses?!?Contrary to what most people think, size and strength have little to do with one's efficacy as a chiropractor. Yes, even when 1200 pound animals are involved! By using careful analysis and fast, specific force application, even a Clydesdale could be effectively adjusted by someone even smaller than Dr. Rachael! The goal of chiropractic is not to push bones back into place, but rather to bring awareness and coordination to the nervous system, by using the levers of the skeletal system as a way to interface with the neurology.
Why does my horse "lick and chew" during or after his adjustment?""Non-nutritive chewing" (aka "licking and chewing") is a sign of the horse's nervous system making the switch from sympathetic (fight/flight/freeze mode) into parasympathetic (rest/digest mode). Other behaviors that can indicate this switch you might notice include yawning, snorting, full-body shaking (like when they shake the dirt off from rolling), and rubbing his face on his knee (or your shirt).
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