We Want You To Feel Comfortable…
What to Expect on Your First Visit (approx. 45 minutes)
On your first visit you will be asked to fill out New Patient Intake Forms or Child History Forms (to save time, you can download these forms here and fill them out at home before your first visit). The information you provide on these forms allows Dr. Faught to get a clear picture of your current state of health and medical history and will help guide him in providing you with the highest quality care. Dr. Faught is focused on finding the cause of your health problems not merely treating the symptoms.
Next Dr. Faught will review the information you provided and perform an in-depth history followed by a physical examination which also includes COREscore™ spinal scans which check your heart rate variability, thermal and surface EMG. The scans are noninvasive and take about 15 minutes to complete. This technology is certified by the Space Foundation and was originally created to measure the gravitational effect on the spines of space shuttle astronauts. The results of the physical examination, COREscore spinal scan and the information you provide will determine the unique care plan Dr. Faught will develop specifically for you. Please note that Dr. Faught may request x-ray imaging for further diagnostic assessment.
Your Second Visit:
During the second visit Dr. Faught will sit down with you and go through your results from the first visit. He will explain what chiropractic is, how chiropractic can help you, and answer any questions you may have. You will then receive a chiropractic adjustment.
The second visit normally takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes to complete.
In order to objectively monitor your progress, Dr. Faught will reassess your health care needs every 12 visits. This includes a reassessment of your initial spinal scans compared to new spinal scans.
Our Proven Techniques
We have studied and mastered a number of chiropractic techniques to provide optimum care for people of all ages to meet your specific health needs. Please read the following in order to learn about our most commonly used techniques.
If you have been exposed to a specific technique that you enjoy, please make us aware so that we can deliver the type of results that you DESERVE!
One of the techniques that we use at our practice is the most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors, as it is characterized by a high velocity – low amplitude thrust.
Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction. This form of spinal manipulation consists of a short, fast force applied to the specific joints to instill motion, stretch surrounding muscles, and stimulate the nervous system.
Diversified adjustments use a specific line of manual thrust that goes deep into the joint. This corrects mechanical distortions of the spine or joint within the joint cavity and also stretches the soft tissue, which may have formed around the misaligned joint. By adjusting the spine or joint, and thrusting it into its proper position, the fluids and tissue move more freely and are distributed properly within the joint, which can ease pain and discomfort.
There are extensive research studies that prove the efficacy and safety of the chiropractic adjustment.
This technique is one of the most popular “low force” approaches to chiropractic in the world, because we use an adjustment instrument called The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument, which is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. This is extremely beneficial for elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body.
We recognize that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components.
Many patients suffer repetitive subluxations and nerve entrapments because the mechanical component is ignored, leaving root causes undiscovered and untreated. The goal of extremity adjusting is to easily diagnose and treat these injuries, incorporating both neurological and mechanical treatments.
Mechanoreceptors are embedded in the tissues surrounding joints. When these tissues get stretched by a misalignment of the joint, this activates an inhibition or weakening of the adjacent muscle. Discovery of these weak muscles and correction of the misaligned joint to restore normal strength is a specialty of this technique.