what to expect  Seattle, WA


Scheduling is made by submitting an appointment request using the link below or calling our office, which is open Monday through Friday. We’ll ask for some basic information before scheduling and answer any other questions you may have. An initial examination will last around 40 minutes but expect to be in the office for about an hour.

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Patients complete an online intake form 24 hours before their scheduled appointment; this helps our doctors better understand past and current medical history, concerns, insurance details, and reason for your visit.

Patients will also complete our in-person intake packet, which includes our Professional Fee Schedule, Acknowledgement of Privacy Practices, and Terms of Acceptance.

*Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time with a valid ID and copy of your insurance card.

Meeting with the Doctors:

Our doctors will start with an initial consultation by discussing your reason for visiting and any initial concerns. We follow with a complete spinal analysis, range of motion assessment, weight balance analysis, and any necessary x-rays. Although we do not typically perform an adjustment on your first visit until after your follow-up review of results, this can vary for patients.

Follow up:

After an initial evaluation, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment 1-2 days after; this appointment includes a review of your initial exam results and a personalized treatment plan. Once we’ve reviewed all details, most patients will end their visit with an adjustment.

Laying the foundation

Chiropractic care is like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .

Phase 1: Relief Care

If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.