ICC Chiropractor are responsible for assessing and treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders, developing treatment plans with patients, and performing manual therapies to treat spinal and joint concerns.
At Integrated Care Center we focus on personal injury care; but welcome chiropractors with general patients.
Assess Medical Conditions
Before performing a physical assessment, chiropractors talk with the patient to review their medical history and any concerns they have. This involves taking detailed notes about any previous injuries and surgeries as well as the patient’s general health and lifestyle.
A chiropractor assesses a patient’s posture and reflexes through a number of tests, looking for musculoskeletal conditions or misalignment and taking X-rays to determine where the issue is that might be causing the patient’s symptoms.
The chiropractor’s main task is providing musculoskeletal therapy. This includes adjusting the spinal column and other joints to alleviate pain, using massage therapy, or giving additional treatments, such as applying hot or cold presses to painful joints.
Sometimes a patient’s problems stem from their diet or lifestyle, so a chiropractor advises them on ways that they can utilize exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits to help improve their symptoms. Where necessary, the patient may need to be referred to other healthcare professionals.
Once the appointment is over, chiropractors write up notes from the session with any suggestions made, particularly if the patient is coming in for regular treatment, as these notes inform future sessions. If the patient has been referred, chiropractors carry out the necessary administrative tasks to put this in place.