There are three progressive levels of care in our chiropractic office. It is vital that you understand what is available to you so you can choose the level of care appropriate for your health objectives.
Simply stated, the three levels of care are:
- Initial Intensive Care
- Corrective Care
- Wellness Care
What do these phases of care mean to you?
When new patients come to our office, we ask what their health objectives are. Often, the answer is to help them eliminate a health problem that they have and do not want. In our handout, The Simple Truth, we talk about not getting away from what you don’t want. What we want to do is restore what you do want.
With that said, we know most people contact our Littleton chiropractic clinic for pain and symptoms. Assuming the problem is either acute or chronic but not permanent, we can often help turn the direction of a person’s health around during the
Initial Intensive Care Phase
The initial intensive care is the treatment phase of care, although that is an over-simplification.
When the outward signs of the problem are being addressed, the obvious question is, “would you be willing to take the additional steps necessary to correct your health so that the cause of the problem that made you consult us would be able to heal?” Almost everyone understands the value of this step.
Once we “clean out the garage,” we move on to the next phase of care.
Corrective Care Phase
Almost always, patients who work towards correction in order to heal the cause of the problem find that their overall health also improves, and they want to maintain it and continue to increase their overall health. This phase is peeling away layers of stress that have accumulated over time.
More often than not, if we make the analogy of a gym, what would you need to do to continue to lose weight after you have lost some weight? The answer: keep doing everything that you did to accomplish your objective to prevent the problem from returning.
Wellness Care Phase
Wellness Care is a reduced frequency of visits than Initial Intensive Care or Corrective Care. Wellness clients consult with us regularly about which lifestyle strategies could be employed to cause their health to improve year after year.
Not everyone graduates to wellness care, but we have many practice members who are currently increasing their health every day.
We look forward to helping you on your journey towards increased Health and Wellness!