At your initial assessment, Dr. Grooms will discuss your needs. A thorough Physical Examination will be performed and any labs and diagnostic tests will be ordered if needed. At that point, Dr. Grooms will create a customized plan specifically based on your needs.
Once your initial assessment is finished and Dr. Grooms has customized and discussed your care plan with you, it's time to get adjusted!
It's important to understand that all cases are unique and chiropractic may not be the only care needed in your specific case. Dr. Grooms values the importance of working with other healthcare providers in the community and will refer you to the correct doctor based on your needs.
Dr. Grooms is trained in many different chiropractic techniques and customizes care based on each patients needs and which phase of care they are in. He utilizes manual adjustments as well as low force techniques for those patients whose case requires a more gentle approach.
Chiropractic Adjustments are beneficial to every case. Dr. Grooms also understands that in any specific case, there could be a need for more care than just the adjustment. Dr. Grooms may see fit in your specific case that the use of Therapeutic Modalities be utilized for a variety of reasons. Modalities such as E-Stim, Ultrasound, Trigger Point Massage, Neuromuscular Reeducation Exercises, Traction, Cupping, Hot/Cold, and much more could be beneficial to your case and and recovery. If he feels that any of the above treatments is needed in your case, he will be happy to provide that service for you. Dr. Grooms will discuss your individual needs with you at your initial assessment.
Phases of Care
Acute Care/Pain Relief
In this phase of care, the main goal is pain and symptom relief. Sometimes this will require daily visits.
Once pain and symptoms subside, the corrective phase begins. Just as patients are instructed to finish an antibiotic when it is prescribed, chiropractic corrective care should be viewed in a similar manner. During the correction/ restorative phase of care, the frequency of visits will decrease. Dr. Grooms may advise patients on nutrition, ask them to perform exercises at home or work, and ask that they make certain lifestyle changes during corrective care.
For those patients who are not in pain and live a fairly healthy lifestyle, wellness care is recommended. Taking care of the body and maintaining health is a lifelong objective. The best way to live a long and prosperous life and prevent injuries is to be proactive. Patients who participate in wellness care are seen at a frequency recommended by Dr. Grooms.