Q: What should I wear to my appointment?
A: Loose comfortable clothing is ideal, such as T-shirts and shorts/tights. Aim to come in feeling free and unrestricted by what you are wearing. As most of my work is done over your clothing, thick clothing or anything that restricts your movement is best avoided.
Q: Is there anything I should bring with me?
A: If you have any medical images or reports (X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, etc) that you can bring, it can be very helpful. Even if they are very old, the information is typically relevant to your care.
Q: How many appointments will it take for me to feel better?
A: There's no real answer to this question. Everybody has a unique situation, with significant variations in the causes and dynamics of their symptoms. In general, many people see a significant change within 3-5 appointments, but I regularly meet individuals who feel better after a single appointment, as well as those with chronic complaints that are in need of pain management.
Q: What is your treatment plan?
A: I do not have a standardized treatment plan. After your first appointment I will let you know what I found, what I typically find to be successful for other people who've been in your shoes before you, and what I believe makes sense going forward. Since we all vary so much in how we got to where we are today/how we respond to treatments, I prefer to work directly with you to meet your goals rather than set out a generalized plan that will not be appropriate for everyone.
Q: If I arrive late for my appointment, can you change the length so I don't have to pay for the lost time?
A: No, fees are based on the time you reserve.
Q: If I ran out of insurance coverage for the year, can I still book an appointment?
A: Yes, absolutely, but it will need to be paid out of pocket, like anyone who doesn't have insurance benefits, such as self-employed individuals.
Q: I don't see any appointments that fit my schedule. Can you make an exception for me and book outside of your posted hours?
A: No, the time that I have off is reserved for my family, extracurricular activities and self-care.