Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique is a gentle and comfortable approach to providing specific chiropractic adjustments to each patient's unique body. This technique employs the body's neurologic spinal and joint reflexes to provide real-time feedback to the doctor, allowing her to know precisely the spinal joints which require treatment at that visit. Dr. McGill will use your body's built-in neurologic joint receptors to assess whether the joint is functioning correctly or not. By using a hand-held instrument to deliver the adjustment, the patient does not need to be turned or twisted into various positions for the adjustments. In addition, the speed of the instrument is so quick, it "tricks" the body into thinking there was very little to no adjustive force, making it one of the gentlest ways to align you spine and stimulate your nervous system. Finally, the size of the instrument's tip allows Dr. McGill to pin-point the adjsutment to only those specific regions of the spine and joints that need correction, leaving the healthy and functional vertebra untouched. You will leave your appointment knowing the entire body has been systematicially checked and cleared of any spinal and/or joint dysfuction.
Nutritional Response Testing (Contact Reflex Analysis/CRA)
Using your body's innate or inborn ability to self-regulate and self-heal, Dr. McGill will be able to challenge diagnostic acupuncture points known as "front mu points" to determine which systems/organs/tissues/nutrients of the body are working fully and which are not functioning fully as they relate to the muskuloskeletal issues of your body. Using this information, as well as other body signs and symptoms, a specific nutritional plan will be developed for your distinct musculoskeletal requirements and health needs. If you have never before experienced how incredibly intellegent your body really is, this experience is highly recommended. When you experience the difference approptiate and specific whole-food supplements can make on your health and physical body function, you will be amazed! We offer only the highest quality nutritional supplements tailored to fit your specific needs/deficiences; we will also inform you when the supplement you have been taking is no longer required. This is not a one-size fits all solution; our nutritional recommendations are based strictly on your own body's particular requriements or defiencicies.
In order to keep our costs low and maintain a fee schedule that is affordable to as many patients as possible, this office exclusively accepts private pay. This means the patient (or the patient's guardian) will be solely responsible for the cost of care at the time of services rendered. We do NOT accept any third-party payments from the patient's insurance, worker's comp, Medicare or Medicaid, nor do we provide a superbill for self-submission to aforementioned insurance entities. We, however, CAN accept payments from your HSA bank card at the time of services rendered and provide you the basic receipt you would need for your required tax records associated with your HSA. By booking an appointment, you are agreeing to the payment policies listed above. If you have questions, concerns, or comments regarding payment (or are over the age of 65), please contact us before booking online.
We know your time is valuable, and we strive to provide prompt, on-time services. In order for this to occur, and to ensure we can serve all the patients who require services each day, if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide a minimum of 24 hours notice. Failing to do so could result in change or cancellation fees, up to the cost of the services scheduled. If you arrive late to your appointment, it may limit our ability to fully serve you or complete the treatment fully, and it's possible we would have to reschedule you. Thank you for helping us serve this community efficiently and effectively.
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