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Chiropractic in Austin

Treatment Options

Dr Paris and Dr Firsher may select one or more of several different adjustment techniques including Diversified, Biophysics, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Activator, Drop Table, BEST and/or SOT. All are designed to relieve pain, restore function, promote biomechanical optimization, establish stabilization and encourage function.

Acute Care

Goal: Pain relief, restoration of motion.
Treatment is often initially sought due to either and injury or a long-standing pain. The goal of treatment at this phase is pain relief and restoration of normalized physiological structures (muscles and bones regain normal action). Though there is no one type of case, typically treatment during this phase requires 1-8 weeks of care depending upon the severity and longevity of the injury.

Restorative Care

Goal: Continued pain relief coupled with restoration of function.
Once pain has been eliminated, many people choose to discontinue care. We will support and honor whatever type of care you wish to experience and we will respectfully welcome you back into the office whenever you feel you need to return. However, the next ideal for the chiropractor is to actually restore function and mechanical advantage. This might be as simple as postural correction with exercises or more complex requiring 6-12 additional weeks of treatment to encourage the recreation of a cervical curve for example.

Wellness Care

Goal: Continued optimization of form and function.
After this phase, care is typically wellness care designed to keep your body well tuned, or to prevent additional degeneration if degeneration has already set in. We see some people (professional dancers or golfers or heavy laborers for example) once or twice a week. We see other people as infrequently as every 6 months. The average wellness patient gets a tune up approximately every 4-6 weeks. Of course if someone takes up a new activity, we might see them a bit more often until their body adjusts to the additional demands place upon it.

Management Partnering

Goal: Keeping what you’ve got!
For people who already have some degenerative changes or permanent biomechanical compensations, treatment is designed to prevent further degeneration. Sometimes it is possible to arrest the physiological process and other times all we can do is slow down the process or minimize physical discomfort.

If chiropractic sounds promising, we encourage you to have a firsthand experience in our Austin practice. It’s easy to get started. Call Whole Family Chiropractors today.


Whole Family Chiropractors | 4600 Mueller Blvd, Suite 1009, Austin | (512) 505-8500