Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions regarding my practice and services.

  • Does my doctor need to refer me?

    You do NOT need a referral to be seen.

  • What typically happens during a chiropractic adjustment?

    During a chiropractic visit with me, I will assess the condition of the muscles, joints, and nerves to maintain mobility, stability, and strength. An adjustment is nothing more than a light stretch with a specific impulse at the end of the stretch.

  • Why do I hear a popping sound when I get adjusted?

    The “popping” or “cracking” is actually gas that forms within most healthy joints. The sound is simply the gas releasing. It usually takes 30min to an hour for the gas to refill again which is why you can’t hear it from the same spot until then.

  • What does Kinesio Taping Do?

    Kinesiotape, when applied correctly, helps to improve blood flow between the muscle and skin for improved healing, less pain, or increase performance.

  • How is the tape applied?

    Most of the time no prior taping skill is required to help the area. Other times specific tape applications are needed. 

  • What is the difference between the colors?

    The different colors are for aesthetic purposes only.

  • What are some suggestions for optimum taping results?

    One suggestion for taping is being careful not to over-stretch the tape, I see a lot of people doing this. As it dries to the skin, the more stretched, the more it will pull on the skin. That can irritate the skin and often will result in bad results and removal of the tape earlier than intended.

  • What is myofascial release?

    Myofascial release is the process of releasing the muscles and fascia from one another.

  • Why is FMR (Functional Muscle Release) so effective?

    Oftentimes injury will lead to layers of mixed muscle and fascia getting bound together.
    FMR or functional muscle release uses the muscle itself to help release by firing the affected muscle while under specific pressure.